It's really said that in the news articles about this, there were other people who took the lives of there children and then themselves but at that time religion wasn't mentioned. When the paper found out that this family could be a Jehovah's Witness or associated with ones that's all that is said.
Also you have facts that's aren't true.
1. We are a cult, do you really know what one is?
2. That we can't seek medical attention for depression. Again this fact is not true!!
When I hear ones who use to serve Jehovah and they don't ( speaking of the one making a comment)
I will not speak with them but for more information go to JW.org
Nearly every list that warns of high control, mind control cults, Jehovah's Witnesses are on them. There are professionals that have studied dangerous mind control cults for decades and there is scientific proof that these so called religions use certain tactics to manipulate people's minds and lives,to their detriment, and it is by using this criteria that Jehovah's Witnesses end up on nearly every watch list.
. Many studies have been done about the mental health of Jehovah's Witnesses along with other high control groups and Jehovah's Witnesses suffer from mental health issues, especially depression at several times the level of the world at large! These are facts that Jehovah's Witnesses choose not to look at and have been led to believe by their leaders that is a form of prejudice and persecution. Which is just another end game that leaders of Mind Control cults use to distance themselves from the fact that their tactics are damaging to people's lives, spirituality and mentaly.
Also Jehovah's Witnesses for decades were discouraged from seeking any type of psychiatric help, and it is still looked down upon to this day, however the leadership has loosened its stance on this quite a bit due to the large numbers of mental health issues, abuse, and suicides among Jehovah's Witnesses. Of course there first line of defense is to unlovingly tell their followers that they are the happiest people on earth,thus making those that do suffer from depression feel that something is wrong with them,which aggravates and exacerbates the problem exponentially! How ironic!