Missing as a teenager

Without experiencing missing first-hand, it can be incredibly hard to understand why people go missing. The answer is that it will be different for many. When people return home, it can be especially challenging for them to return to any semblance of ‘normal’. In some cases, this can lead to spells of repeat missing, where the person will leave home multiple times, increasing their risk of coming in to harm.

At the end of 2022, we sat down with Jade, who bravely shred her experiences of leaving home. She discussed why she felt like going missing, the challenges she faced in life, and ultimately what convinced her to stop leaving home.

Jade’s story is one of hope and inspiration. She was able to turn her life around and is now well on her way to a promising career helping people in a similar position to where she once was. As a charity, Missing People are proud that we were able to support Jade, and are thankful for her fundraising efforts on our behalf, running marathons and appearing in our 2022 Christmas Campaign. Donate to Missing People today, and help us reunite more families with their loved ones.

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