Last week, I had the interesting experience of attending a recording of the podcast, Mental Illness Happy Hour (Yes, that’s what it’s called) with Paul Gilmartin. This is a podcast hosted by a comedian but addressing serious issues of mental illness like depression and anxiety, particularly among people in the arts. The episode I attended in Oakland was with the guest Jamie DeWolf, great grandson of Scientology’s L. Ron Hubbard. Jamie is a writer, filmmaker, and entertainer. … Continue Reading
Journey Free is
dedicated to helping people transition out of harmful religions, recover from trauma, and rebuild their lives. Leaving a strict religion can be a total life crisis. We are here to help! Journey Free has developed programs for both individuals and groups. If you are recovering from religious harm, we have great respect for your strength and courage. Please know that you are not alone and things can get better.
Our founder and director is Marlene Winell, Ph.D., psychologist and author of Leaving the Fold: A Guide for Former Fundamentalists and Others Leaving Their Religion. She has been working in religious recovery for over 25 years and originated the term, Religious Trauma Syndrome.