During my time in the JWs there was a friend I had known since I was a small child. He was an elder's son and around my age. He would often instigate the game of "tag" after the meetings. Children were instructed not to run around the KH but this boy would creep up behind me and push me saying "tag", then quickly move away. I could not resist getting him back and we would chase one another around the KH. It was mostly my sister and I that were rebuked for it as she would also join in.
When we reached our 20th year I was out of the truth by then. I heard that this young man suffered from depression and he had told the elders and his JW girlfriend that he had thoughts of suicide. He received no help as I don't think they believed him. Shortly after that he drove to a woodland and fixed a hose from his exhaust into his car and committed suicide at 21 years of age. :-(
He was the only child of the elder and his wife. I remember they taught that suicides would not receive a resurrection, I am not sure if this has changed. I find it upsetting that his parents can still go along to the KH believing this and how they cope. xxx