Jim Carrey’s Girlfriend Used Scientology To Treat Depression. Yeah…

Imagine being so depressed you feel that taking your own life is the only way to ever stop your pain and mental anguish. Now imagine yourself working through the shame and humiliation of admitting to someone you trust that you feel that low about yourself only for them to turn around and tell you that the real answer is not psychotherapy or drugs, but rather the performing of repetitive, mundane tasks for hundreds of hours as a step towards ridding your body of its alien invaders. That’s how Scientology was helping Jim Carrey’s girlfriend, Cathriona White, make her way across the Bridge To Total Freedom when she killed herself. Via The Underground Bunker:

But two of her friends tell the Underground Bunker what the rest of the media hasn’t reported: That Cathriona (pronounced “Katrina”) was a Scientologist who took classes at the Hollywood Celebrity Centre, and was currently working on her “objectives” in the “Survival Rundown.”

First of all, when one of the students of your “Survival Rundown” class commits suicide, it’s a little like finding out your Fire Academy is actually training arsonists. And second, just what exactly goes on in these fucking classes anyway?

The “objectives” are exercises that in recent years have been made part of a newer version of a course called the “Survival Rundown” which Scientology leader David Miscavige has made a prime requisite of Scientologists, both the new and the experienced. The “SRD” is being pushed to all Scientologists, even those who may have long ago previously done their “objectives” on their way up the Bridge to Total Freedom.

One of the objective processes is known by the strange name “Op Pro By Dup,” which is short for “Operating Procedure by Duplication,” or also goes by the name “Book and Bottle.” The commands for the exercise sound like this: “Go over to the book. Look at it. Pick it up. What is its color? What is its temperature? What is its weight? Put it down in exactly the same place. Go over to the bottle. Look at it. Pick it up. What is its color? What is its temperature? What is its weight? Put it down in exactly the same place. Go over to the book…”

Oh good, so a mentally troubled person is literally bored to further insanity so Scientology can collect whatever insane amount of money they charge for this horseshit. And look, I know people sign up for these classes as a fully-aware adults, but it’s my firm opinion that the second you instruct people to do something this ridiculous and they actually commit to it, you’re complicit in the manipulation of the mentally ill. Period. And I’m not saying that Scientology caused Cathriona White to kill herself, but I am saying what they did is like promising a child they can have dessert if they eat their dinner, but when they finish that last piece of broccoli, you tell them you had to spend all the cake money on covering up those times masseurs jacked off John Travolta. Feel free to use that one for the analogy section on this year’s SAT, whoever runs that thing. That one’s all yours.

h/t The Frisky

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