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    Hi. I'm B. I'm currently 16 but will be turning 17 in a few months. I live with both of my parents technically, but neither of them are home much.
    When they are, the abusive me emotionally. Calling me names, telling me how much of a worthless failure I am, etc. etc. It really take a toll on my mental state. I've told them
    that I have suicidal tendencies and continuously try to show them that I'm hurting, but they only lash out with more abuse. I'm currently unofficially engaged to my partner who is
    20. He lives 300 miles away but is planning on moving to my area very soon to go to uni. If I manage to graduate I should also be starting uni this fall.
    My problem is, I don't want this situation anymore. It doesn't sound that bad the way that I'm describing it but it really is. I'm constantly depressed, I have constant suicidal
    thought, everything for me is just terrible right now. If I do anything wrong I get screamed at for hours about it. It hurts me mentally and emotionally so much.
    I'm almost 17. I don't have a job. I'm in my senior year of high school but I take my classes online. My boyfriend is looking for a place out here and he wants me to move in with
    him when he does but I'm only going to be 17. I feel stuck and I don't really know what to do. If I stay in this situation until I turn 18 and can legally move out I'm
    not sure how well I'll be doing mentally but I don't want to find out.
    I need help.
    I need to know what my options are.
    Any answers advice, kind words, anything is appreciated at this point. Just please help me.
    I apologize for typos.

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    Re: Emotional Abuse, Emancipation, Relationship, etc.

    Hi B, thank you for reaching out! You are really brave for sharing your situation with us. You don’t deserve to be abused emotionally or in any way at all. It sounds like you have been dealing with a tough situation and it has been hard. We are here to listen and help in any way we can. First, we want to say if you feel you are ever in danger and need to get help, you can contact 911. You mentioned feeling suicidal and feeling depressed. The National Suicide Hotline is a great resource if you ever feel like you need to talk about what’s going on. They can be reached at 1-800-273-8255. We are also here 24/7 to talk if you ever want to further explore your situation or just talk. We can be reached at 1-800-RUNAWAY or at our online chat lines.
    In regards to your question about leaving home, we can give some general legal information but, we aren’t legal experts. If you do decide you need to leave home and stay with your partner if he does move near you, there are a few things that could happen. Your parents or guardians can file a runaway report, which means they would contact the local police department. The police would then look for you to try to return you home. If you are found at your partner’s house, your parents or guardians can file charges known as harboring a runaway. This is a risk that does occur if you decide to leave home. But, there are some police departments that do not accept runaway reports if the youth is close to 18. It depends on the police department and you can contact your local department and ask general questions to see how they handle those kind of cases. If you want to discuss how to cope with what has been happening at home, we are here 24/7 to listen and explore a plan to help keep you safe. Again, you are really brave to reach out and share what has been going on, and we hope to hear from you soon.
    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
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