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  • #16
    Hi I am a 15 year old who wants to leave home already. My mom doesen't care about me anymore she told me to not call her mother she said I could leave the house whenever I want to or to go live with my boyfriend but to forget she exsist so I want to leave as soon as possible please help I live in colorado. Where can I go?
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    • #17
      Reply: Hi i am a 15 year old who wants to leave home already.

      Hello,
      Thank you for writing to us here at the National Runaway Safeline.

      We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on. If you need emergency shelter NRS has a national Data base that allows us to assist you with locating shelter services in your area.
      You also have the option of speaking with a counselor or social worker at school about your situation. They may be able to give you information for family crisis services.
      This could also mean that they would have to file a child abuse report with child protective services being that they are mandated reporters. This usually happens if there is concern for abuse. NRS is here to listen and here to help.
      You do not deserve to feel this kind of behavior from your mother. It is no fault of yours that this is happening.

      If you would like to talk more about your situation and explore or go over the things we mentioned, please call or chat.
      We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time.
      Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button).

      You did well by reaching out today. Good for you.
      If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 9-1-1 or seek emergency assistance immediately.

      Take care,
      NRS

      We hope this response was helpful! We’d love to hear from you about your experience using our crisis email/forum. Your feedback plays an important role in helping us improve our services to youth and families. Please click the link to fill out our survey: Your Opinion Matters to Us

      Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

      National Runaway Safeline
      info@1800runaway.org (Crisis Email)
      1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

      Tell us what you think about your experience!
      https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YourOpinionMattersToUs

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      • #18
        I am 14 and I want to kill myself or runaway because of my life at home I have parents who make just annoy me and say stuff like I’m a disgrace and ******** like that and that they took my PS4 away from because they think I was addicted to it plus when I did have my PS4 I was only allowed one hour a day and the way I could get more hours is more homework then in year 8 I did all my homework and I was not allowed to play longer I have tried everything to my parents let me player longer like all my friends but they don’t they think they know my best friends but they don’t and it’s ********ing annoying

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        • ccsmod7
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          Thank you so much for contacting the National Runaway Safeline. We are so sorry you have to deal with that kind of frustration at home. Your safety and well-being is important. If you feel you are in danger of harming yourself, we urge you to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. You could also call us at our toll free number. We are open 24/7 365 days a year and are confidential. If you ever need to vent or discuss options or explore resources, please do not hesitate to call any time.
          The first option we could discuss is a conference call between you, us, and your parents. We could act as referee to make sure everyone feels they are being respected, heard and fully understood in the conversation. Another good option would be to explore family counseling, where you and your parents would visit a therapist together to discuss these dynamics in person and hopefully find a more respectful resolution. Another good option may be to talk to a therapist yourself. This would give you a confidant and a professional ear to help you figure out better strategies for dealing with an unfair home life. If you are interested in any of the above options, please give us a call and we can help you find a therapist or family counselor in your area. If money is a concern, we also have many sliding scale therapists available that could work for a more cost effective price.

          Thank you again for reaching out, and we encourage you to so any time you are in need.

      • #19
        Hi I’m 13 and I really don’t know if my family still cares for me or not, I’m like in that stage where I feel completely alone and like my family and I aren’t really caring for each other, you dig? I also don’t live in the best conditions that might also be why, but I just don’t know what to do. I’ve considered running away, but where would I go? I also have a sibling that gets more attention and love than I do (or at least I’m pretty sure my sibling does) which also infuriates me. Any suggestion helps

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        • ccsmod3
          ccsmod3 commented
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          Hi there,

          Thank you for reaching out. It sounds like you’re going through a really tough time right now with your parents. It’s understandable why you would feel frustrated and angry.
          If you are considering running away from home, there are resources that can provide you with more information. First, please feel free to call our hotline at any time: 1-800-RUNAWAY. We are available 24/7 and can discuss anything you’re going through.
          You can also reach out to National Safe Place: www.nationalsafeplace.org or (88 290-7233. This hotline provides assistance for anyone under 18 who needs immediate help or safety.
          Again, we’re glad you reached out to us—it takes a lot to ask for help. If you would like to talk further about your situation, please don’t hesitate to call or chat with us. We’re here to listen and help.

          -NRS

      • #20
        Hello I’m 13 I really want to leave home or even hurt myself but I know that many people will be sad if I do that. The reason is many of my good friend found new friends that they boast about and say ohh hey my new friend is really good at running she’s even better than you. Which is really upsetting. At home our parents hit me and my sibling at least once every 2 weeks, I have some bruises and I used to have better stamina but not that much anymore. They also mentally abuse me like “what the heck u are such an ungrateful child when I ask for something 2 dollars but when my siblings ask to get something 20 dollars, she’s like ohh ok let’s buy that. Since I am the oldest they always blame something on me. These are really stressful but I know they love me and just want the best.
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        • #21
          Reply: Hello I’m 13 I really want to leave home

          Hi there,
          Thank you for writing to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS).

          We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on. It sounds like you’re quite overwhelmed by things at home right now and you mentioned being harmed. We’re sorry you’re going through this. You don't deserve to be hurt in any way. If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately. You may also be able to report any mistreatment to CPS. Child Help USA 1-800-422-4453 www.childhelp.org is an organization that helps protect minors from being harmed. It may also be a good place to explore options for staying with another family member or someone you trust as far as transferring custody.
          Often, having a safe space to share how you’re feeling may bring a variety of solutions previously not thought of. You are not alone in this. You might consider speaking with a counselor or social worker at school about your situation. They can also file child abuse reports if this is something you would like to do. By law they are required to report any allegations of child abuse. We understand this might be a tough decision to for. NRS wants you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time.
          If you would like to talk more in detail please chat soon through our website www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button) if you are unable to call in.

          We hope to hear from you soon.

          Be safe,
          NRS


          We hope this response was helpful! We’d love to hear from you about your experience using our crisis email/forum. Your feedback plays an important role in helping us improve our services to youth and families. Please click the link to fill out our survey: Your Opinion Matters to Us
          Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

          National Runaway Safeline
          info@1800runaway.org (Crisis Email)
          1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

          Tell us what you think about your experience!
          https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YourOpinionMattersToUs

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          • #22
            hi i am 9 my parents absolutely hate everything that i do i want to run away but where do in go what do i bring they scream and love everyone except for me they scream for no reason when it wasn't even my fault

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            • ccsmod2
              ccsmod2 commented
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              Hello There,
              Thank you for contacting The National Runaway Safeline we are here to help and hereto listen. It sounds like you are going through a really difficult time right now. Having your parents scream all the time can be frustrating and scary all at the same time. One option you could consider is reaching out to your school counselor and letting them know what is going on, sometimes talking to a professional can help us feel better. You also mentioned that you believe they hate you, one option you may want to consider is having a conversation with your parents about how you feel. At NRS we offer conference calling where if you call out to us we can help you talk with your parents. Conference calling allows you to be heard and we are there to provide support and to mediate the conversation. If at any moment you ever feel in danger at home you can always call 911 ASAP.
              You also mentioned wanting to runaway, we are not legal experts but we can do our best to give you some knowledge. If you were to leave home without permission, because you are 9 years old your parents have the right to file a runaway report. If the police found you they would most likely bring you home. Running away can be dangerous at any age but especially for a youth who is 9 years old. Your safety is our top concern so we would want you to be safe. You may want to consider what you would do if you found yourself in a dangerous situation. What would you do for food and money and where would you go.
              Running away is not your only option if you call us we would be happy to explore other options with you. If you find running away is your only decision we are not here to tell you advice but we are here to provide support. If you need somewhere safe to stay we can try and help you find safe places you can stay such as shelters.
              We hope this information will be helpful to you in your situation. If you have any other questions or would like to explore your options more please give us a call. We are here 24/7 to listen and provide support. We wish you the best of luck!
              NRS

          • #23
            I always want to runaway no matter what but I’m scared and I’m only 11 help me

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            • ccsmod1
              ccsmod1 commented
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              Hey there,

              Thanks so much for contacting us, we know it takes a lot of courage to reach out for help. It’s important to consider all the possibilities that can occur if you leave home. You will need to plan out how you will cover basic necessities like travel, food, clothing, etc. If you have a place to go in mind, it’s good to see what the expectations of the living arrangement will be like; rules, the amount of time you’re allowed to stay, if you’re expected to contribute financially, etc. This can all influence your decision to leave.

              If you’d like to go over what’s going on in depth, or if you’d like to explore other options that you may have available to you, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY. You can also chat us by clicking on the “CHAT” button on top of our homepage. We’re open 24/7 and here to listen and support you in any way we can.

              All the best,
              NRS

          • #24
            I'm 14 and live in buckeye my family hates me and I'm constantly getting in trluble for stuff that isnt even my fault and im sick of it but I cant find any where to go or any safe place to go to and was wibdering if anyone has any tips

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            • ccsmod6
              ccsmod6 commented
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              Hi! Thank you for reaching out to the National Runaway Safeline. It sounds like you're going through a lot of unfair stuff with your family right now, and it's good that you're reaching out for support.

              It must be really hard to feel like your family hates you and blames you for things that aren't your fault. It must feel unfair and stressful to be living in an environment like that. It makes a lot of sense that you're sick of it, and are looking for places to go that feel safe. If you ever would like to talk to someone in more detail about what you're going through, please know that you can contact the NRS any time at 1-800-RUNAWAY. We are a 24/7, confidential hotline and we are here to help.

              No one deserves to be made to feel unloved by their family, and you don't need to go through this alone. Think about what your family does that makes you feel hated. Think about whether there is anything you can say to them that might help them see how they are hurting you. You can try to imagine how having a conversation with them about your feelings might go. You could also call the NRS and ask one of our liners to help you plan out what to say. Writing down your feelings in a journal could help. It could also help to picture what would need to change at home for you to be able to feel better.

              It sounds like the way your family punishes you for stuff that isn't even your fault is one particularly challenge right now. That must be hard. You might try to imagine what would need to change at home for you to feel more comfortable there. Talking to your family about how you're feeling and what you would like to change might help, if you feel like they will listen to you. And if you think it could be helpful to talk to your family with the help of an independent, supportive third-party, the NRS offers a service when you call that would allow you to conference call with your family. It can help with having tough conversations, to make sure everyone feels like their voice is being heard.

              You mention looking for somewhere safe to go. It must be hard to feel like you have nowhere to go or no options, but you deserve to feel safe where you live. It might help to think about the places where you do feel safe, such as a friend's house or school. It might help to talk to a friend, teacher or school counselor about how you're feeling and what would help you feel less trapped. You can also call the NRS and talk through options for places to go, such as shelters, any time. The NRS liners are able to look up shelters in your area and help you find out what resources are available to you.

              It sounds like you're doing the best that you can to take care of yourself, and that's a good thing! Please feel free to reach back out any time, we are available at 1-800-RUNAWAY and we are happy to listen. Good luck!

          • #25
            Hi I'm 16 years old and my parents don't want me anymore and my family dont feel like an family I'm in AZ can I call you to leave please... I dont wanna be here anymore

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            • ccsmod6
              ccsmod6 commented
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              Thanks for reaching out to National Runaway Safeline, we're here to listen and to help. It sounds like you are dealing with a lot at home right now, and that your situation has gotten to a place where you don't feel like living at home is an option anymore. You took a great first step reaching out for help. Please call us! We would love to chat with you more in depth about what's going on at home and see if we can figure out some options to help you feel safe. Feel free to reach out to us via phone- 1800-RUNAWAY, or via online chat- www.1800runaway.org, at any time. We are here 24/7
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