Much of the material for this section comes from the often horrendous experiences of former members. Ex-members, please contact us if you would like to publicise your story. If you need help, please see the links page: help is out there. FAIR News & Archive is an information service only, and does not offer advice and support.
Other victims, such as parents, need a voice. We can help, if you tell us your stories. Your children are vulnrable to undue influence. Cults need to take children away from home in order to monopolise their time, money, labour and remove them from balanced and healthy relationships. Watch for sudden changes in behaviour, and remember to be patient with your child. Angry reactions, though natural, help no one. Even if they have become very unpleasant, it may be that they have been subjected to surprisingly subtle but traumatic indoctrination. Always think twice about giving your child any money if they are in a totalitarian cult.
Sometimes, cults will try to manipulate you as parents. They would rather recruit you or have you remain silent. Do not buy their story outright - check this website and elsewhere. Also be aware that in public relations many of these groups are slick operators who have bought academics and other apparently objective authorities.
Be thorough in your researches, and look for evidence to back any claims made to persuade you that everything is all right!