Episode Fifty One - Serena is shunned by Jehovah's Witnesses


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“I never felt like I could be good enough” is a common refrain among former Jehovah’s Witnesses, and it is how Serena felt in her life when she was a JW. This feeling leads to a lot of depression, anxiety, and at times suicide. In Serena’s story we’re going to talk about that reality and two attempts that were made. We’re going to talk about how JWs deal with mental illness and the fallout that comes from it. Serena is a strong person that has overcome growing up with mental, emotional, and physical abuse and some really sad circumstances that could have kept her from the beautiful life that she has today.

The song that Serena chose to represent her journey is Remember Everything by Five Finger Death Punch.

Speaking of music, you can listen to the Shunned Podcast Spotify playlist here for all of the songs chosen by guests of the show.

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Music by Fair Voyeur entitled “No Hell Yet”.

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