A childhood friend of mine committed suicide when she was around 25. She grew up a JW with us...had a younger brother too. Her suicide was a brutal thing, whispered about and talked about in hushed tones. Since fading I had not kept in touch, and found out about her passing at my little cousin's wedding. I remembered she had a little brother, and found him on facebook. Oh poor little brother... he was so broken after all this. I saw he posted about his sister's suicide on JWR, and it was even more brutal than the rumors. Sometimes I think of this guy, and his sister, whose names I of course will not mention. I think of these two when someone tries to reassure me that JWs aren't harmful. This poor girl got disfellowshipped at a very young age, and it broke her. She had no one.
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” ~ Calvin Coolidge
Does anyone remember Jerome Griff from the old JWR.com forum? Can't remember his user name. He was from Nova Scotia Canada and lived in Toronto. He was not only a gentle soul with a lot of great information, he was also a terrific tech whizz if any of us tech dum-dums had trouble with our gadgetry.
Just saw on FB he's suddenly passed away in the last couple of days. No one knows at this stage if it was suicide, but apparently he was doing fine and still posting news and amusing stuff up until a couple of days ago.
Thehotone4u2: I did the survey! The premise was that JW's are 16 times more likely to suffer from mental illness, and this is caused by social stress at work. I opine that it's because the JW's attract mentally ill people!
Feb 14, 2019 0:28:23 GMT -7
Marlborobarbie: y'all. we've caught the crud. baby has bronchitis, a URI, and so do the honey and myself. send help. i'm dying.
Feb 15, 2019 12:24:21 GMT -7