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Old February 4th, 2011, 07:30 AM   #1
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The following is information to help you, or someone you know, deal with running away.

1 in 7 teens between the ages of 13-18 will run away from home.

If you, or your friend is about to run away, ask yourself, or them these questions.

* How can you improve your problems at home?
* What would make you not runaway?
* How will you survive?
* How will you make/get money?
* Is running away from home safe?
* Are you being realistic?
* Have you thought this over?
* What are your other options?
* If you are in trouble, who will you contact?
* What will happen if you end up hurt?






Why run away?

Teens usually run away due to:
* Behavior
* Family Issues
* Personal Problems
* Sexual Orientation
* Pregnancy
* Bad Grades
* Choice of friends
* and Alcohol/Drug issues.

Teens also runaway due to abuse. Whether it be, emotional, physical or sexual.






Signs that someone might run away.

* Away from home for long periods of time. Coming home past curfew.
* School attendance dropping. Grades are poor. School behavior is bad.
* Frequent mood swings. Disinterest with family/friends.
* Throwing/Giving away clothes, personal items.
* Making threats to family/friends, i.e.; "I'm going out and never coming back." "None of your business where I'm going."






If you want to support someone who wants to run away

* Tell them running away will not solve anything.
* Tell your parents if it is alright if your friend can stay with you for a little while.
* Tell them to talk to someone. (Teacher, Therapist). Especially, if they are being abused.






Dealing with your parents

Being a teen is not easy. There are a whole lot of changes, and new experiences. Sometimes listening to your parents, doesn't make it easier.

Here are tips to make it easier to communicate with your parents.

* Talk to your parents everyday.
* Your parents cannot read your mind. Be honest with them.
* Be patient.
* Think about what you're going to say before you talk to them.
* Talk to other family members. (Brother/Sister, Aunt/Uncle, Grandparents)
* Write a list down of things you want your parents to agree on.
* Compromise







Hotlines

United States
* National Runaway Switchboard – 1800-Runaway
* Child Find of America, Inc. – phone 1-800-A WAY OUT
* National Missing Children's Locate Center – phone 1-800-999-7846

Canada
* National Runaway Switchboard - 1800-843-5678

United Kingdom
* Runaway Helpline - 0808 800 70 70

Australia
* National Runaway Switchboard - 011-800-0843-5678

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Old February 4th, 2011, 12:34 PM   #2
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Helpful thanks It's something i've thought about a lot in the past but never had the gits to properly do, and I agree there is little information here on it. I'll see if i can get this stickied

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Old February 4th, 2011, 01:47 PM   #3
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Im glad you have posted this, as i have a friend who wants to run away from home.
I will ask her those questions and pursuade her not too. I will also give her the hotline number.
This has been really useful


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Old February 4th, 2011, 05:04 PM   #4
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I'm so glad you all liked it. I hope it does get stickied.
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Old February 4th, 2011, 06:48 PM   #5
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Depression, Loss and Greif Family and Friends

You brought hate, pills and knives,
And this is how the tale begins.
Its your life, exist and wonder why.
When it only fails to work,
It only fails to work sometimes
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Old February 4th, 2011, 06:59 PM   #6
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Thats a really good post. (:
I've thought about running away aswell, but I doubt I would of survived for more than 20 minutes. xP


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Old February 4th, 2011, 10:39 PM   #7
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This is really helpful. My friend just ran away Tuesday night. It scares me. :/
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Old February 5th, 2011, 05:00 AM   #8
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This is really helpful. I used to want to run away, I planned it and everything. Almost did once, but my mum dragged me home from the bus stop.
Some good info here
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Old February 5th, 2011, 05:33 AM   #9
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This is good. I've often thought about it myself, and even attempted it a few times. I've had strong feelings to in the last couple days, so I'm going to try and talk about it with someone.
Thanks.

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Old February 8th, 2011, 08:42 PM   #10
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Okay. I really need to get this stickied. I've ran away twice in the last few days. This is really useful.

You brought hate, pills and knives,
And this is how the tale begins.
Its your life, exist and wonder why.
When it only fails to work,
It only fails to work sometimes
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Old February 9th, 2011, 01:01 AM   #11
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I've ran away twice in the last few days.
Oh, that's sad to hear Kathy. I want you to take care of yourself.
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This is a really good post reali helpful
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Old February 11th, 2011, 08:52 AM   #13
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I just need some money and then i'm off. Can't wait, although i'm not sure where I want to go yet.


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I just need some money and then i'm off. Can't wait, although i'm not sure where I want to go yet.
May I ask why you want to run away if you don't mind? What's going on?
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I just hate everything here. I don't get on with my family, everyone knows too much about me, Bad memories. I just want to go somewhere and make a fresh start.


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I just hate everything here. I don't get on with my family, everyone knows too much about me, Bad memories. I just want to go somewhere and make a fresh start.
I understand completely. But what you're doing is not the right choice, and you and I both know that. Have you talked to a school counselor about your problems at home?
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Old February 19th, 2011, 11:26 AM   #17
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I think it's the right choice, I will make sure I have money and a place to stay before I go, I will leave my mum a note so she knows i'm ok, and I am old enough to get a job and survive on my own.


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Old February 19th, 2011, 06:25 PM   #18
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I think it's the right choice, I will make sure I have money and a place to stay before I go, I will leave my mum a note so she knows i'm ok, and I am old enough to get a job and survive on my own.
I really don't think you really thought this through. Can you imagine what your mother might feel, once she realizes you are gone. I understand you have your reasons, and your intentions, but I don't think a note is going to please your mother, she would be so devastated to see you gone, without talking to her or anything.
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Old March 18th, 2011, 05:25 PM   #19
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Yeah - running away can b a very SCARY situation for u if you're considering it. I've heard that girls who run away are the most likely to be tricked by some guy who acts nice and gives her money (gets her addicted to and dependent upon his money) but then he kidnaps her and lets guys pay to rape her (she's used as a sex slave and she earns no money at all since she has to give all money she gets to her pimp - that's what a pimp does. A pimp forces girls (who grow up to be women he uses) to have sex with guys who believe she wants the sex. CREEEPY!! Some modeling agencies and massage places are really just a cover for pimps to make girls and women be sex slaves. So watch out for those who smile and lie.
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Old May 26th, 2011, 02:09 PM   #20
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Ive run away its a pretty stupid thing to do
my parents knew i would come back within a week
lol i stayed out for 8 days

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