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  • ccsmod5
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    Hello! Thank you for reaching out to us about this issue. It can be really tough to not have a good relationship with your parents. Leaving home is an option if you are unhappy. It is important to know that all youth homes and shelters have a responsibility to try and contact your parents to let them know where you are. So if your parents would want you back they would be able to come and get you.



    In more serious situations, if you are in danger being around your parents, you may be able to go through the police or social services to be removed from your home. This would require a formal police report and would not guarantee you being removed from your home. This is an option that we can help you with should you decide to take this route.



    We would likely be able to assist you further if you use our chat service or call the hotline, so we can get some more information about your situation. We are available 24 hours a day so please never hesitate to reach out to us.

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    Guest replied
    Hi. I am 15 years old and I want to go to an orphanage bc my parents are mean. How can I do that?

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  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hello, I am 13 and I have been going through numerous conditions that I can not take anymore. I want to know that I matter and that I have a life in which I feel secure. I want freedom and education to pressure my career in high school and college. But I feel like I can not be the perfect child my parents want me to be. I want a new family which they will support me and my decisions. Do you have any advice?

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  • ccsmod5
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    Thank you for reaching out to us, it takes a lot of courage to ask for help and we’re so glad you shared some of what’s going on. We’re so sorry about the abuse that you are experiencing, it’s not okay the way that your mom is treating you. It sounds like you have a lot going on between your living situation and the difficulties with your mom, I imagine that is really tough! While we aren’t legal experts and therefore can’t provide legal advice specific to your situation, we are available 24/7 if you’d like to call or chat with us to talk about options. To get more specific information it could be helpful to contact legal services in your area. If you wanted some help finding resources, you can always call or chat us and we can try to help guide you toward these resources. You can also contact your local police department’s non-emergency number for questions about local runaway laws and responses.

    It sounds like you’ve already begun thinking about options including other family members or Child Protective Services. One of our staff would be happy to discuss options further with you if you reach out to 1-800-RUNAWAY or chat with us at 1800runaway.org.



    We hope this was helpful information and hope you reach out if there is anything else you need! We are only able to respond by forum two times so if you would like to talk with someone live please contact us at 1-800-RUNAWAY or chat with us on our website https://www.1800runaway.org/.



    We wish you the best of luck in this difficult situation and are always here if you want to reach back out!



    NRS Team

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    I’m 13 and currently living in a homeless shelter with my abusive mom, she’s always getting mad over the littlest things and will take her anger out on me and my siblings by yelling, screaming, hitting us or throwing things. She cannot provide for us and sometimes we don’t have food, she also neglects my emotions, the other day I was crying and she told me I was doing it for attention just so people would feel bad for me. Being homeless is already a lot to deal with and she just makes it worse, she hasn’t done anything to help the situation and she won’t let me stay with family or speak to them. I’ve thought about calling cps but I know they won’t help with much. I just wanna know if there are any other places I could stay without her or if there’s any possibility of her losing custody.

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  • ccsmod15
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    Thank you for reaching out. It sounds like you’re in a really tough situation. You do not deserve to be emotionally abused. Here is a referral for help for emotional abuse:

    Childhelp
    At Childhelp, our goal is to meet the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children. The Childhelp ...
    www.childhelp.org/
    Hotline: (800) 422-4453
    Business: (480) 922-8212
    While we are not experts on the law, 18 is generally the age that an individual may leave home without parent permission. If you are under 18 and leave home, your parent/guardian may file you as a runaway and you may be returned home. Also, those you stay with may run the risk of being charged with harboring a runaway. For more specifics on the law, the local non-emergency police or legal aid may better answer legal questions. 1800runaway.org or 1800-RUNAWAY can help you get information for local shelters in your area. We can also assist in finding other resources. Your school counselor may be another resource for you in the meantime. Best wishes. We are here if you need any support.

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hello , I am 15 years old and as much as I love my parents I can’t deal with them anymore . My mom doesn’t hit me but sometimes she has, she manipulates me and always tells me mean stuff . My friends say it’s emotional abuse but I don’t understand she has always done it . My dad is in my life but only because he is still in love with my mom . My parents are divorced and my step mom doesn’t really like me . My dad doesn’t want me at his house at all he only really keeps me there when my mom doesn’t want me at home . I want to run away but I have no money and no family members and I’m scared that the police will catch me and make me go back home . I fear that if they make me go back home it will be worse.

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  • ccsmod10
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    Hi, we're glad you're reaching out for help. It sounds like your home environment has been physically and emotionally abusive. You do not deserve to be treated the way you have been treated. At the age of 13 running away can be difficult, but there are some potential options out there. You could contact us through a live chat (1800runaway.org) or call us (1-800-RUNAWAY) and we could file a report about what's been going on at home, which could lead to an investigation of your dad's behavior. We could also look in your area to see if there are any shelters for people your age available. It can also be good to talk to someone you trust about what you need and what you are thinking of doing, whether it is a friend, a teacher, or a school counselor. Even if they can't change the situation at home, it can feel better to relieve some of the stress by talking about it.

    If none of those are options, or in addition to those options, you can contact Childhelp, an organization dedicated to helping people your age in similar circumstances. You can live chat them at https://childhelphotline.org/ or call 1-(800) 422-4453.

    You don't have to handle this alone, and deserve an ally as you work through this.

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hi I'm 13 and I'm thinking of running away now... My father wants to send me somewhere bad to live to stay away from him. I would like to stay away from him, but I don't like the place where he is sending me to. Recently I accidentally fell asleep on my homework for 2 minutes, the next thing I knew was that my father was slapping the ******** out of me. Not only did he do that, he also set my phone on fire in front of my face, I cant even ask for help properly. (I'm using my old phone to do this) My mother is pretty ok compared to my father, although she isn't as good as the average mother. So I'm thinking of running away, but I don't know where to go or how to live a normal life after running away.

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  • ccsmod6
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    Hi there,
    Thank you for reaching out to us here at the National Runaway Safeline. It sounds like you’re going through a lot right now. We know that it takes great courage to reach out for help. You mentioned that you live in Malaysia. Unfortunately, The National Runaway Safeline is located in the United States of America (USA). Our knowledge is limited to laws and resources within the USA. If you are located in a country outside of the USA, you can use this link to find a youth helpline in or around your country: https://www.childhelplineinternation...pline-network/.
    You mentioned that you’ve considered suicide in the past. Your safety and well-being are important. If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to local emergency resources. Your life has meaning and value.
    We’re sorry that we can’t be of any more help, but we sincerely hope that you’re able to find local resources through Child Helpline International that may be able to better assist you.
    All the best,
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hi,im 14 currently live in Malaysia, country in South East Asia.Im currently live with my family but my family hates me alot.i dont wanna live with my family anymore i wanted to move out,is there any help out there? I consider move out instead of suicide because i don't wanna let my friend know i died because of my self it's so embarrassing

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  • ccsmod15
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    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. It sounds like you’re fearing that the situation may end in suicide if things don’t change. Your safety and well-being is important. If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255); www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org is also a great resource to reach out to in addition to our crisis services.
    Often, having a safe space to share how you’re feeling may bring a variety of solutions previously not thought of. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. This may be an isolating and lonely time for you, but you are not alone in this. We want 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 call or chat soon. Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button).

    We hope to hear from you soon.
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hi I’m 19years old I want to stay in orphanage and help out childerans as volunteer also please help me out or I have no other way than sucide

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  • ccsmod7
    commented on Guest's reply
    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 Child Protective Services (CPS). Child Help USA 1-800-422-4453 www.childhelp.org is an organization that helps protect minors from being harmed. They can tell you more about how CPS could respond to your situation. If you ever need assistance calling out to CPS to make an abuse or neglect report please call is at 1-800-RUNAWAY.

    It seems there is a lot that you are faced with right now and you’re feeling like leaving is one of your only options. While we are not experts on the law, 18 is generally the age that an individual may leave home without parent permission. If you are under 18 and leave home, your parent/guardian may file you as a runaway and you may be returned home. Also, those you stay with may run the risk of being charged with harboring a runaway. For more specifics on the law, the local non-emergency police or legal aid may better answer legal questions.

    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. We want 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 unfortunately cannot give advice as we are non-directive. You know your situation best.

    We hope to hear from you soon.

    Be safe,
    NRS

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    I’m 11 and in bad situation I want to run away without my parents knowing but I have no phone or anything but 22 dollars, but I can’t leave my cats behind Maddie and buckeye it’s also the middle of winter and my parents abuse me, hit me and call me mean names

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