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The intersection of religious disaffiliation and mental health
Pesach Eisen, MHC
Those leaving organized religion often have a difficult time putting their deconstructed lives back together. A potential factor at play is their internalized stigma of exiting.
It’s true that many find joy and a sense of belonging in organized religion. It’s also true that it's experienced as traumatic by many others —within or in the process of leaving.
Pesach Eisen is a trained psychotherapist and researcher with a focus on the intersection of religious disaffiliation and mental health.