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    Im physically and mentally tired please i just need to get away please

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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 how you are feeling. 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. It seems you want to know some information on runaway laws.
    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.
    The easiest way to leave home is with your parents' permission. We understand that might be challenging, however, maybe there’s another family member, relative, or a family friend who could help to communicate how you’re feeling to your parents. The second way is through Child Protective Services if safety is a concern. Lastly, you can also look into emancipation options. In most states you need to be at least 16 to be considered and demonstrate that you can support yourself financially and independently. Emancipation often can be a lengthy process and may even cost some money for court fees. We would be happy to look into legal resources if that’s something you are considering.
    We are here as support to help through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by email to assist you. If you would like to talk more in detail please call or chat soon.
    Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); (click on the chat button). If you would like to look into further emotional support options, you can text with a crisis worker at the National Alliance on Mental Illness 24/7 by texting "NAMI" to 741741.
    If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately.
    Be safe,
    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!


    • #3
      My stepdad yells at me and my brothers a lot, he wakes up every morning in a bad mood and takes it out on us by yelling at every little thing we do. He has gotten physical before, and has knocked me over. He has threatened to hurt me multiple times, what do I do? I'm 13


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        Hi, we are glad you reached out to us for help. You deserve to be in a home environment that you feel safe and comfortable living in. It can be very difficult talking through issues and figuring out solutions in any family and it is usually more complicated in a blended family.

        There are some suggestions we can offer with the information you provided on the post. If you feel comfortable and think your Mom will hear you when you tell her what is going on and how it is affecting you, which could be a good first step. If that is not an option, consider another option to confide in another adult who would be sympathetic to your situation. That could be a relative or someone at school like a teacher or administrator.

        We would be happy to talk with you to get more details about your specific situation. You can reach out to us for a chat on our website or call us on our crisis hotline at (800) RUNAWAY. Both are available 24/7 and both are completely confidential.

        You don’t deserve to get emotionally abused or threatened with physical violence. We hope to hear from you soon.
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