Category Archives: Mental health

Jehovah’s Witness Elders Accused of Playing Rape Recording to Victim
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Not a month goes by without fresh media claims about Watchtower’s mishandling of alleged sexual assault. This past year alone has seen multiple instances where victims brought Watchtower before various courts to face damning evidence that its controversial policies when dealing … Continue reading

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The Friday Column: Five ways my life has changed for the better since I left my religion

Since deciding to walk away from the Jehovah’s Witness (JW) religion last year, there have been many changes to my life. Some of these changes, like being shunned and cast aside by family and friends, have been difficult to deal with. … Continue reading

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The Friday Column: “And a new Earth.”

Every once in a while, I’m asked why I bother keeping up with current events in the world of Jehovah’s Witnesses. My answer will usually depend on several factors, including, but not limited to: caffeine concentration in my bloodstream, looming … Continue reading

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The Friday Column: Questions Young People Ask – Answers That Don’t Work
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Growing up a Jehovah’s Witness is an experience that has shaped me in innumerable ways. To be fair, Watchtower’s influence on my young life did give me some benefit. Through my studies I developed reading skills and a genuine love … Continue reading

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Royal Commission findings: Jehovah’s Witness elders left abuse survivors “silenced and unsupported”
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The previous two articles in this series have discussed Watchtower policy and scriptural debate. However, this is not some theoretical debate of interest only to scholars and lawyers. At the core of all this back and forth over scripture and … Continue reading

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The Friday Column: Jehovah’s Witnesses – a safe group for children with Autism?
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When I became a father I was so excited about raising a child. I eagerly awaited the arrival of my son and when he joined our family I immediately fell in love all over again. It was an amazing journey … Continue reading

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Jehovah’s Witness New Orleans airport machete attacker dies

Richard White, 63, a Jehovah’s Witness, has been identified by authorities as the man who wielded a machete on Friday night (March 20, 2015) at Louis Armstrong, New Orleans International Airport. Also armed with insect spray during the attack, White charged … Continue reading

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Doubts over organizational solidarity as disturbing video on handling suicide is leaked
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A week ago this website covered the leaking of several videos that were used during a recent “Kingdom Ministry School” – a special training event to which only elders are invited. The videos were apparently leaked by Spanish-speaking elders. Two … Continue reading

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Witness couple and two young children found dead in shocking ‘murder suicide’
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A congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in South Carolina has been rocked by the apparent murder-suicide of a Witness family of four. Sheddrick Miller’s mother hadn’t heard from her son and his family for two days and went to their home … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Paris Jackson Attempts Suicide
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News is emerging that Paris Jackson, daughter of the late Michael Jackson, has been rushed to hospital on June 5th following a suicide attempt. Emergency services responded to a call at her home at 1.27am local time and claim to … Continue reading

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Awake! magazine: “If your teenager self-harms, tell them to pray.”
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The Watch Tower Society has released an astonishing article in its August 2013 Awake! magazine addressing the delicate but widespread issue of teenagers who self-harm. The advice to such ones is simply: “pray to Jehovah God.” The two page article … Continue reading

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