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

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 drugs occasionally without it...

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Coping with Fear of Armageddon

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 Enjoy life on Earth Forever p.28 These images...

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LGBTQ+ Support

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 trusted friends you can be open with...

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I Have Been Kicked Out of Home

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 no longer believing Watchtower teachings,...

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I Feel Lost

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 feeling of being lost. Whilst it...

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I Think I Am Going Crazy

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 Watchtower is not the truth, yet no one...

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I Feel Suicidal

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 the pain will pass, things will...

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Live Support

If you are researching Jehovah’s Witnesses it is only natural to have questions. There is a large community of current and former Jehovah’s Witnesses at to discuss these with. You will receive a wide range of responses, and part of your growth will be to develop critical thinking skills in order to choose the opinions that are best for you and your unique circumstances.

Recovering From Religion offers peer support and professional support to people doubting their beliefs. Volunteers of this not-for-profit organization come from a range of religious backgrounds, and provide support to people regardless of which religion they belong to.

Questioning whether Jehovah’s Witnesses are the one true religion can lead to anxiety and depression and even thoughts of suicide. If you are experiencing such emotions, please seek help immediately. There are many free resources you can call for confidential assistance.

  • Australia: 13 11 14
  • Canada: 1833.456.4566
  • UK: 116 123
  • USA: 1800-273-8255

International Crisis Lines and contain lists of free support lines for almost 100 countries.