Yes, it is troubling when a teen comes to us and is still in a situation of active abuse. What he needs is our absolute support and understanding. But it will make him feel profoundly uncomfortable if he feels he is the cause of alarm and panic.
Please bear that in mind when you are posting. It's okay to talk about your own feelings about the immediacy of abuse, but please do not speculate on the survivor himself. He is a brother survivor in particular need of feeling safe here.
Larry, aka roadrunner
Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me. (Woody Guthrie)