im 16 years old and im thinking about running away from home because i feel that there is nothing keeping me here. My family is almost broken,my dad has an affair which my mom is aware of yet decides to remain silent,my brother and i dont talk to each other since i was like 5. I have tried talking to my mom about how awful i feel here but she doesn't understand. Also,my dad is an abusive alcholic. I dont't know how to deal with all of this. we always get into fights. I cant stay here for the next 2 years of my life. They make me want to die and running away seems ideal. I do realise that this hides many dangers but im okay with it. I have money and a place to live once im out of here but im afraid because if i do leave then my parents will probably report my missing to the police and what will be next? i plan on moving put of the country and go somewhere that minors can leave on their own without parental permission ( if that works). I dont know what else i can do since communication doesnt work with them. Are there any laws that protect me once im out?

  • I'm so sorry to hear about this! What country or state are you in? It affects the sorts of laws available. Also, if you haven't looked at the resources at Safeline, they have everything from a hotline to crisis intervention. – Pat W. Jul 5 at 12:27

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