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almost 16 in Ohio, unsafe and scared

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    my sixteenth birthday is on the 30th. I've already talked to someone at the Trevor Project and they said a confidential neglect report was filed against my mom. But what if it takes too long? Or what if the investigation doesn't follow through? I feel very unsafe in my own home. My mother, instead of getting me immediate help, tells me I'm not depressed and then she gets drunk because she can't accept that I'm gay (wait until I tell her I'm transgender). My mom's boyfriend took my phone and my computer. The only people I feel comfortable talking with about my depression are online friends and not all my sources of help were taken away from me. I'm very scared of what is going to happen to me and I want to run away, but I don't know how to where to go. Please, if anyone can give me immediate assistance, I will greatly appreciate it.

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    Re: almost 16 in Ohio, unsafe and scared

    Thank you for reaching out to NRS. It seems like you’ve been going through a really rough time. We’re here to help you and support you in any way we can.

    It sounds like you’ve been facing a lot of hard things with your family, your mental health, and your gender identity. You’ve shown a lot of strength by reaching out for help and taking advantage of the supports in your life like your online friends. There are many resources out there that can help you find a safe place, talk with you about what you’re going through, or help you with anything else you may need. If you want details about any resources if you would like to talk about what’s been going on you can call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929) or chat with us online.

    If you’re worried about your immediate safety before the neglect report is filed, you can call 911; or we at NRS can help you find a safe place to stay.

    Again thank you for reaching out. It takes a lot of strength to reach out for help. If you need anything in the future, please feel free to call us or chat with us online. We’re always here to listen and here to help
    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

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