By now, you've probably heard the sad news about Jim Carrey's ex-girlfriend, Cathriona White and her tragic passing a few days ago. Carrey was clearly heartbroken by the news and issued a statement honoring her and expounding on the emotional roller coaster that has been the past week for him.
Well, there's some new news about White's struggle and how she sought help from the Scientology church towards the end of her life. She was taking a course called "Survival Rundown” (SRD) in the months before her death from suicide.
Journalist and Scientology expert Tony Ortega had this to say to The Daily Mail about the program:
“These are fairly beginning courses in Scientology that everyone is being asked to do over again...Cathriona’s friend told me that she was on the SRD stage but she had been stalling in the past several months and wasn’t sure whether she was making progress or not.”
The church has been under much scrutiny, especially ever since HBO documentary Going Clear.
On his website, Ortega has a story from an anonymous former Scientologist who had this detailed account of what SRD is, saying:
I personally have felt crazy, insane, not sleeping, waking up in the middle of the night crying, waking up in the middle of the night enraged slamming and punching my pillows. This is NOT normal behavior for me. I’ve been unable to focus or think at work for days in a row. This is not normal for me.
Now, I don't want to misconstrue this and say that she became unstable because of the Scientology church being such a heavy influence on her life. I'm really just reporting the facts. She was struggling with manic suicidal thoughts and sought help. Sadly, it didn't end up being enough.
Who knows if she would have suffered the same fate if she had tried another outlet besides Scientology? Nobody. So, let's just say this is a tragic situation and keep sending our good thoughts and prayers to her family.
The suicide hotline's number is: 1 (800) 273-8255 and website is: www.SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.
Please reach out to someone - anyone - if you are ever in need, or feeling like you cannot go on; you can!
(Via: Daily Mail)