Well, my 17 year old has left home in a horribly negative way. She has had many problems for many years. She ran away a year ago, we dragged her home, took her to the hospital for bulimia and suicidal tendencies. She was committed and spend a couple of weeks there. She seemed to do better, and then she turned 17,
"Don't tell me what to do" "I am 17 now" "I don't need to tell you where I am staying"
She started failing school, eventually quit, but got a job she loved. But started spending more and more time away from home.
She went missing about a week ago, had not heard from her for 3 days. Finally we heard from her and the place she was staying at, a Youth Home, phoned the police to take her up to the hospital bec they were worried about her. Said she had disclosed paranoia feelings like hearing voices in the alley, wanting the bath water running to drown out the voices, jumping from her room to the bathroom to not activate the voices. Bruises, grab marks on her arms, she could or would not account for where she had been for 3 days. and possible drug use.
She lied to everyone, as I found out eventually, about being a homeless kid, not able to go home, living on the streets, needing help, etc etc. Spun a huge lie and used a different name even.
She was taken to the hospital where she was committed, but she escaped. (They let her go unattended to the washroom, f'ing idiots) I found her via her cell phone numbers and a massive investigation on my part. Cops have been crap.
Back she went, only to be released the next day, because they can't help someone that refuses help. She won't accept anything from anyone.
She is with someone named Keith, a horrible 40 year old, that she calls a friend. When I talked to her at the hospital, she swears she is not using drugs, that she is fine, etc etc. But even her friends all call her a compulsive liar.
She is out there, without anything from home, all her stuff is here. She needs help, but refuses. I miss her so much, I heave with pain and crying. I don't believe in God, but I have been talking to her every night and every morning, telling her to save herself, that she is loved, that she has hundreds of supportive family waiting for her, to be strong, to remember everything she was taught and experienced.
How did this happen?