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Unchained At Last ~ Helping girls, women, and anyone else in the U.S. facing a forced marriage or child marriage, Unchained will help you plan your escape (including international escapes), find safe shelter, provide emergency financial assistance, and provide you with psychotherapy and career counseling.

Cult Recover ~ Roseanne Henry, a former member of an eastern-based cult, is now a therapist who has helped survivors of destructive, high-demand groups for over 25 years. Read her definition of a cult here. Roseanne offers therapy sessions by phone or Skype. She also runs recovery workshops at nationwide conferences. Call 303-797-0629.

Domestic Shelters ~ Many religions condone domestic violence. You don't need to submit anymore. Find safety now and locate a shelter near you.


The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline ~ 24/7 availability by phone and chat, including Español and support for the deaf and hard of hearing in the U.S. Call 1-800-273-8255 or chat now.

RAINN ~ The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is America's largest anti-sexual violence organization. Many religions both condone and cover up sexual violence. If you've been assaulted and you need help, call their hotline or chat. Call 1-800-656-HOPE or find a local support group.

Skeptic Meditations ~ This site founded by a former Self-Realization Fellowship monk explores the hidden dark side of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness. 

You can also check out the following pages on this site. We hope you find what you're looking for!

Eastern Religions & Inspired Groups - If you were part of a group based on the teachings of Hinduism, Buddhism, or another eastern philosophy, such as a meditation or yoga group, this is the page for you.

Cults - From harmful expressions of Transcendental Meditation to sexually exploitive yoga classes, many people who leave organizations inspired by the teachings of eastern mysticism later compare their groups to a cult. Learn how to tell a harmful group from a healthy one, and find other resources such as tips for leaving, or a therapist who can help you process and rebuild.

Crisis Care - Whether you're fleeing domestic violence or you've been kicked out of home for challenging your family's beliefs, find a safe place to stay and get help.

Mental Health - Do you find yourself struggling with depression or anxiety after a loss of faith? Learn more about Religious Trauma Syndrome and find a counselor or peer support group who can help.

Faith-Friendly Resources - If you still find comfort in faith, the organizations listed here will be sensitive to your beliefs while offering support for your doubts. 

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