What is Religious Trauma?

is the condition experienced by people who are struggling with leaving an authoritarian, dogmatic religion and coping with the damage of indoctrination.


Resources We ❤️


Dare to Doubt is a resource hub for people detaching from belief systems they come to find harmful.

Maybe you're just beginning to question. 


Hi, my name is Cindy Wang Brandt. I am a progressive Christian writer, but I have not always identified as progressive.


Writer, Scholar, Ex-Evangelical.



Sexuality and embodiment coach, intuitive healer, self-conversation facilitator, sex witch, poet.


My name is David and I am trying to be the Graceful Atheist.

Join me as I interview people who have experienced faith transitions from doubt, to deconstruction, to deconversion.


Born Again Again is a podcast by Katie and Joe Bauer, a married couple learning to live in the real world after leaving their Christian faith.


The show uses journalism built on a story-telling foundation from real-life former (or current) missionaries, pastors, clergy, etc. In addition, we will be joined by various thought-leaders to reimagine faith, spirituality and how we interpret "the great commission".

Professional Help Resources


Learn about Religious Trauma  is a function of both the chronic abuses of harmful religion and the impact of severing one's connection with one's faith and faith community. It can be compared to a combination of PTSD and Complex PTSD (C-PTSD).

Find a Therapist: Search by insurance, sliding scale, clinical issues, gender, location, etc.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness): 1-800-950-NAMI (6264). They recommend free or low-cost treatment options.


The Secular Therapy Project: Want to make sure you’re getting a therapist who isn’t going to push a religious worldview? Check them out here.



211: They provide more mental health resources.


Suicide hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You are never alone.

DrugRehab.com: They provide information, resources, and treatment for people battling addiction and related conditions.


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