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  • I'm 15 and want to runaway from psychologically abusive parents

    I'm 15 and my parents are very psychologically abusive, now threatening to take away food. I'm in GA and as much as I've tried to figure out another way around this there just isn't one. I've started saving dried/prepackaged food that I can pack and I'm getting a job soon to start saving up money, I'm planning on leaving before August and I just need some advice on what to do.

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    Hello,

    Thank you for contacting the National Runaway Safeline. We are here for you and appreciate your reaching out. You do not deserve to be psychologically abused and sounds like your basic needs are not being met.

    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. Child Help USA 1-800-422-4453 www.childhelp.org is an organization that helps protect minors from being harmed.

    It seems you want to know some information on runaway laws. While we are not legal experts, 18 is generally the age that an individual may leave home without parent permission. Since you are 15, your parent/guardian may file you as a runaway and you may be returned home. For more specifics on the law, the local non-emergency police or legal aid may better answer legal questions. Also, we would recommend speaking with a trusted adult and how you are feeling. This can be a neighbor, teacher, coach, counselor, etc.

    There are a lot of things to consider when running away and we are here to talk to you. We would need some more information to help you with finding a location of a shelter or provide resources. We would recommend calling us at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or contact by Live Chat, we are here 24/7.

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    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)

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

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