Support

JW.support was created to provide assistance to anyone going through the difficult process of coming to the realization that Jehovah’s Witnesses do not have the truth. It is particularly dedicated to youth who often have few options to leave if still living at home. Similar difficulties face those married when the spouse is a firm believer.

Depression and thoughts of suicide are not uncommon during the initial stages of feeling trapped in a religion you no longer believe. We want to provide every assistance to guide and support you through this period, and assure you that there is a bright future ahead. This is particularly so if you take the time to learn from the experiences of others, and reach out to all the caring people that want to help. 

Despite what Watchtower teaches, there are many people that care and are willing to help you. Some work at your school, others in the medical community, often providing free assistance. Former Jehovah’s Witnesses understand you like no one else can, knowing from their own experience how hard it is to break free from a high control religious group. Many offer advice on internet forums, and arrange meet up gatherings in cities around the world. 

The articles in this section are designed to help you understand your feelings, what to expect for the future, and find resources that are available when you feel unable to cope. 

Drug Addiction

Drug Addiction 3 Min Read Time Use of illegal drugs is common. For instance, in 2016, 3.1 million Australians reported using an illegal drug during that year alone, and over 40% of Australian’s have used drugs at some time in their life.(1)  Whilst some people use...

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Coping with Fear of Armageddon

Coping with Fear of Armageddon 2 Min Read Time From childhood, Jehovah’s Witnesses are subjected to graphic imagery of humans dying at Armageddon. This terrifying image of death is presented as about to occur at any moment.  Image courtesy of Watchtower publication...

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LGBTQ+ Support

LGBTQ+ Support 3 Min Read Time It is critical you look after your mental well being. The following information is confronting and may cause distress. If you are depressed or suicidal, seek help immediately. As one of Jehovah's Witnesses, you may not yet have any...

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I Have Been Kicked Out of Home

I Have Been Kicked Out of Home 4 Min Read Time Please know, you are not alone, help is available.  We are aware of instances where a Jehovah’s Witness child has been kicked out of home, or left home, due to religious differences. It may be the result of admitting to...

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I Feel Lost

I Feel Lost 3 Min Read Time Once you have a suspicion something isn’t right, there will be questions you want answers to. This need to question what you have been told all your life, and wondering how much is untrue, can be unsettling and trigger an overwhelming...

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I Think I Am Going Crazy

I Think I Am Going Crazy 3 Min Read Time The state between being an active Jehovah’s Witness, and no longer believing is terrifying. There is an overwhelming fear you are losing your mind, going crazy. You may have seen a range of information that seems to prove the...

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I Feel Suicidal

I Feel Suicidal 2 Min Read Time Thoughts of suicide are a common response to feeling overwhelmed and not in control of your life. You are not alone in having these feelings; many Jehovah's Witnesses struggle with thoughts of suicide. Whilst you may not see any hope...

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