People may be in denial but suicides caused directly or indirectly by disfellowshipping and shunning is devastativing. All in fact are at risk of crossing the suicide line/threshold.
Of course, disfellowshipping and shunning seldom leads to suicides. Suicides occurring due to WT policies being more than a handful in a decade is UNACCEPTABLE.
But those victims of disfellowshipping and shunning (wrongdoer + friends + family) are ruined, devastated, discriminated, outcast, etc.
Cause and effect analysis:
Bad WT policy (causes) --> promote disfellowshipping (causes) --> shunning issues (depression, ruin, etc.) may cause --> suicide
Therefore Bad WT policy promotes disfellowshipping which causes shunning issues AND UNFORTUNATELY MAY LEAD TO SUICIDE.
We need to ask, research, expose and publish this shameful (and criminal?) practice of WT.
Could some research and develop on this issue?
Of course, leaving the organization as early as possible may help. But you will have to deal with some issues hooking you.