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    Her mom neglects her and cares only for her brothers, her mom and dad are divorced and she has some emotional issues due to how much her mom would yell and she remembers seeing her dad just sit there and take all the blame. She has been thinking about doinf this for a very long time but I know she cant make it by herself. If I tell her mom, she'll get in huge trouble and her mom would probably hit her. We're both 14. I'm her only friend, we both have a lot of problems, mine with depression and complete overwhelming social anxiety and were all the other has. I couldn't do anything without her here, and I'm okay with my house now, I don't have a bad situation anymore, I just know I cant let her go on her own. I dont want to get in trouble with the law or leave my mom, my dad was always the problem but typically my moms okay. I just dont know what to do.

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    My friend is having problems at home and wants me to run away with her

    Hello,

    Thanks for reaching out to us for help. It sounds like you really care for your friend, and you are right to be concerned for her. We are here to listen and support you in any way that we can, and we are also here for your friend. It sounds like you have struggled with depression and anxiety, but you feel like you are not in a bad situation at home and you don’t want to leave your mom. That is understandable. Running away is a major decision. It sounds like your friend is going through so much right now, and it really great that you want to be supportive to her. Some things that could be good to think about before you leave are how you will survive, where you will stay, and how you will meet basic needs like food. It can also be very difficult to stay in school when you are on the run, and it sounds like you both have emotional problems or problems with depression and anxiety that you may still need help and support with after leaving. Your friend does not deserve to be yelled at or hit. She has lots of options besides running away to help with her situation, but if she does decide to run away we can help her find resources to help keep her safe. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us any time 24/7 at 1-800-RUNAWAY and to give our number to your friend. We are looking forward to your call, and wish you the best of luck.
    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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