I posted my story here a week or so ago. And I left something out that I was shy about sharing, but now I have changed my mind for 2 reasons. 1) I feel more comfortable here everyday and feel like I can say this 2) I keep reading posts by new people who struggling to adjust and I think this might help.
After I left the witnesses and got DF'd I had nowhere to go, I wanted to kill myself because I was so alone and was no one to turn to. I tried to overdose and did a really bad job (just got sick). After that, I went to see a professional therapist, and I had intensive counseling for 2 years. I know that is a taboo thing if you're a JW, but it saved my life. I was lucky, I found a good therapist. I know there are some real bad ones out there, but I just want anyone to know, if you are in that place and you just think you can't make it, it is okay to seek out professional therapy. I also took anti-depressants for 10 months to help me cope.
I have felt really bad about not including that in my story, but I have never shared that with anyone other than my husband and DF'd sister. So there it is, it's out there now! I hope it helps someone.