Being a Jehovah’s Witness is not necessarily conducive to good mental health. I can illustrate why, because I got nostalgic and ordered the original 1989 edition of a book from my childhood. Today’s youths have a newer edition:
With the end of the world right around the corner, today’s youths face important questions.
I love the use of second person in the major depression checklist. It’s as if the the “answers that work” mostly work at trying to break the spirits of children:
Another way to fight the blues is to set realistic goals for yourself. You don’t have to be top in your school class to be successful (Ecclesiastes 7:16-18). Accept the fact that disappointments are a part of life. When these occur, rather than feel, “No one cares what happens to me and no one ever will,” tell yourself “I’ll get over it.” And there’s nothing wrong with having a good cry.
They even quote BF Skinner out of context to remind you that the future is bleak:
The advice about bullying was confusing because skateboarders were my friends:
They don’t take responsibility for their own role in telling children to antagonize everybody:
This could be considered invalidating:
There is hope!
Becoming a Jehovah’s Witness will solve all your problems.
You’ll need your new social skills in field service.