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    Florida-I’m 16 (17 in September) I lived with my grandma for about 7/8 years and she hasn’t been abusive but demeaning. I have a job and I want a better life for my parents as they live in our backyard illegally because they lost their home due to the state buying the property. She threateneds to kick me and my family out and I would like to know an alternative to get me and my family out. We can’t just leave because my grandma has took my parents income tax (well she’s trying to get 3,000 even though we don’t have nearly as that much . Anyways she has rans us out of money and gave us no option to feed into her. Is there any way I can sue on behalf of my parents for neglect or emotional trauma as I did become clinically depressed and I have developed anxiety with panic attacks because of her for the past 3-4 years. She has given me a roof over my head but nothing else. Not clothes not love not support nothing.

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    Thank you for reaching out to us and telling us your story. It sounds like you are going through a very difficult time right now and we hope to be able to help. We want you to know that no one deserves to be abused physically or emotionally, and you should not have to go through that. We are not legal experts here at NRS but. You could consider calling your local nonemergency police department to ask about your state laws regarding renter’s rights. We also have legal aid resources here if you have specific questions about the laws in your state. If your grandma does kick you and your family out we have resources here that can help you find and locate shelters.

    You mentioned panic attacks, depression and anxiety. If you’re not currently getting mental health resources, it can be really helpful to get treatment. As your mental health suffers, you have -limited ability to handle the other stressors in your life. You can contact the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to connect you to mental health resources at 1-800-950-6264 or You may also want to talk to your school because they should have a counselor for you.

    Again, thank you for contacting us. It sounds like you’ve been going through a really hard time, but you’ve shown a lot of strength by working through these challenges and reaching out for help. If there is anything else we can help with please feel free to call our 24 hour hotline at 1-800Runaway (786-2929) or use our live chat. We hope this information was helpful and take care.

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