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    Thank you for reaching out to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS). We understand that it takes courage to seek help. We are very happy to hear that you are no longer suicidal. Your life matters ! We are sorry to hear that you are having trouble in school. You could try asking your family to talk to your teachers, maybe you could do tutoring or extra credit assignments to bring up your grades. It sounds like you are thinking about running away. Having a plan about where you would go and how you would take care of yourself is important. If you decide to runaway, your family has the right to file a runaway report. With a runaway report, if the police find you they may return you home. Y The easiest way to leave home is with your families 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 family. 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. If you have any other questions or just want to talk, please feel free to contact us directly via our 24 hour crisis hotline (1-800-786-2929), email, or live chat.


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    The last straw

    This year has been a tough year for me ever since I went to the hospital earlier this year for having suicidal thoughts. I am not longer suicidal but instead I want to run away. My grades are poor and some of my teachers do not want to cooperate with me even though a lot of the work I'm missing comes from the fact that I was out getting treatment for my depression and my continual poor mental health. Recently I thought my life was getting better when I started talking to my ex boyfriend and we thought about getting back together. He was the one who approached me and said he loved me but just yesterday he told me that it "felt weird" but he had no answers as to why. That was the last straw for me. I have considered running away before and I had the plan of running away to a friend's place but now I want to run away from school, my family, and my friends and start a new life for myself but I have no idea where to go or what to do. I need advice.
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