For many people coming out of religion can be an emotional and draining time. It's critical that those coming out of religion get the support they need. This forum provides a community of atheists who will of course support and encourage others.

However, there are times in our lives (not just during deconversion) when professional help to work through issues is critical. As such, the AFA provide the following websites and contacts:

Black Dog Institute
http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/

Beyond Blue
http://www.beyondblue.org.au/

Cult Awareness and Information
http://www.caic.org.au/

Cult Information and Family Support
http://www.cifs.org.au/

Reach Out
http://au.reachout.com/

LifeLine
https://www.lifeline.org.au/

Suicide Prevention
https://suicidepreventionaust.org/

If you are experiencing depression, loss or considering options for self harm, please contact one of the organisations above.

Stay safe. Take care of yourselves first. There are always options in life and there is always support available for those who ask.