Category Archives: Suicide

The Friday Column: From Self-Injury to Self-Respect: Lisa’s Story

I was born and raised as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. It was an identity that was given to me. Some people embrace the religion handed down to them. Others like myself never felt fully settled, never felt like they could … Continue reading


Shunning, Depression and “Armageddon Loophole” lead to tragic JW Murder/Suicide.

On the 16th of February 2018, Lauren Stuart shot dead her husband and two children before turning the gun on herself. The killings, which have been widely reported upon, shocked the community of Keego Harbour, Michigan USA, and seemed deeply … Continue reading


“It’s okay to say you don’t know:” How a former Jehovah’s Witness broke free from the religion and from suicidal thoughts.

Many of our readers will be familiar with the youtube channel JW Awake. Run by activist Sean McGee AKA Cappytan (who has previously written for JW Survey) and Trace Gallagher AKA unrepentantjw, the youtube channel in its own words contains “a variety … Continue reading