In a small town outside of Kansas City, a man went into a Kingdom Hall and committed suicide. When I heard this it made me so sad. They have not said if the man was a witness, but I know he was. I imagine he was disfellowshipped and could not handle the isolation he was suddenly experiencing. You can watch the the segment HERE.
I can not explain to you how isolated you feel when you are disfellowshipped. Your entire life is about being a witness and nothing else, so when you are suddenly out there you feel so unprepared. Those first few years after I was disfellowshipped were the hardest time of my life. I had to relearn how to do everything. 4+ years later I still find myself working on the things that most people my age learned twenty years ago.
When I hear about an ex-Jehovah's Witness that has committed suicide, I realize that maybe everyone is right and I really am strong.