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If you are struggling with depression…
We now have a dedicated email address for those who are in need of help for reasons touched on in our articles (firstname.lastname@example.org). You are welcome to reach out to us and we will do our best to advise you and point you in the right direction. However, if you are battling strong feelings of loss and anxiety and you urgently need someone to talk to, here are some useful numbers…
- National Suicide Hotline (USA): 1 800 273 8255
- National Suicide Hotline (Canada): 1-800-448-1833
- Samaritans (UK): 08457 90 90 90
- Samaritans (Ireland): 1850 60 90 90
- Lifeline (Australia): 13 11 14
- Lifeline (New Zealand): 0800 543 354
Alternatively, we can recommend the following organizations who also offer support to those escaping high control groups:
Faith to Faithless is a volunteer-run organization dedicated to helping people from a variety of harmful, threatening religions find their way to freedom. It is led by Imtiaz Shams who featured in the documentary video Leaving Islam.
The Freedom of Mind Resource Center has been set up by cult expert Steven Hassan, author of Combating Cult Mind Control, to provide consulting and coaching services to people leaving cults or those with family members inside cults.
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