I think it`s easier to just leave and forget about it,for the ones who joined/converted.
I agree. Born-in's are screwed from the start. Converts? I actually always thought they were screwed up even when I was still in.
I'm sure that didn't apply to all but many seemed to have 'problems' in some way. I could just never understand anyone being convinced enough to join even when I was selling it.
I bet if we gathered stats of individuals we know that committed suicide as a direct result of being associated with jehovah's witnesses, we might find that the numbers are pretty high.
That is just anecdotal though and what I think happens is people all count the same incidents - like the mother in the news who dies because of refusing blood.
I can only recall one case directly in about 25 years of being at the KH, which would put the rate well-down compared to the generalized population figures.
I always presumed someone must tally numbers for things like this (secular authorities) but any JW connection is probably not advertised so who would know?