This thread raises a good question: What if one of your loved ones commits suicide? How do you think your loving elders will handle it?
Among the distasteful points WT Mother brought out in this article about suicide and how the elders should handle it-notice how big a role appearances plays into it:
Questions From Readers
If someone commits suicide, would it be advisable for a Christian minister to give the funeral talk?
'There is one more aspect to consider: How do people in the community view suicide and the death of the person? This is especially of concern to the elders, who are interested in the reputation of the local congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Depending on the general attitude toward suicide in the locality, and particularly toward the case involved, the elders may prefer not to sponsor such a funeral publicly or to have it in the Kingdom Hall (W 6/15/02 pg 30).'