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    is a 15-year-old able to run away I am 15

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    Hello! Thank you for reaching out.

    You mentioned that you’re 15 and want to run away, we want you to know that you’re not alone. With that being said, we are not legal experts, but in most states anyone under 18 is considered a minor. If you were to run away from home, your legal guardian can file a runaway report with the authorities. Whoever you end up staying with, may face some charges for harboring a runaway. If there is abuse going on in the home, you can contact the National Child Abuse Hotline at 1800) 422-4453. The qualified individual who you end up talking to will take your personal information for the child abuse report, and the organization will be in contact to discuss the abuse within 48 hours.

    If you are going through a rough time right now, an option to consider would be to talk someone like a school social worker, or counselor to help you with these emotions and feelings. If you don’t feel comfortable talking to someone in person, you can text a counselor through an organization named the National Alliance on Mental Illness. You would text the word NAMI to 741741, and be back and forth with a counselor, and they can refer you to counseling services in your city and state as well.

    We hope these options and resources have been of some help to you. If you need additional help, or want us to call somewhere on your behalf you can reach out to us anytime at 1800) 786-2929. Best of luck!
    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
    [email protected] (Crisis Email)
    1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)


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