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One Kid's Story
What comes to mind when you think of kids who run away from home? Teenagers off on an adventure, looking for a good time? Kids who can return home when it doesn't work out?
Or maybe you think of kids who make trouble at school? Who don't want to listen to their parents or anybody? Who just want to do what they want to do?
Or perhaps you think of young people with lots of problems and parents who don't care?
Really, there's no one way to describe young people who run away or who are homeless, or to describe backgrounds they come from. They are males and females; from rich families and poor families. They may be your daughter or sister, nephew or friend.
Links that might help: Who runs away? Why young people run What parents and friends should look for Preventing running away What you need to think about What happens on street: meet Mike Options Mike thought about If your child has run A letter from street If you need to talk
Most young people end up killing themselves because they simply don't know where else to turn. They are in some kind of pain that seems unbearable and they want pain to stop. They end up stopping their entire lives just because they didn't know what else to do.
Here are some links that might help: Why do people kill themselves? Suicide warning signs What do you know about suicide? Need to talk?
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