Rick - I am not pretending to offer help, merely commenting on the discussion. Thanks for allowing me to participate. I am a software engineer by virtue, and I never pretended to offer help. Merely words.
Nettie, what's interesting is that you seem to think that Landmark's teachings are very much different than what you experience in life. Does Landmark push personal responsibility (including 'creating your own experience/reality') to the max? Yes. They do. If they were not doing that, then they'd be depriving you of the value they provide - which is making people aware of the impact of their words and actions.
In Landmark terms, or any terms whatsoever, "NO" means NO. If you had chosen to stop your participation when you felt pressured, then why did you not?
If you want to hold Landmark Education responsible for the person who committed suicide, there are proper venues in the USA or the UK to address you complaint - I am sure you are familiar with all of them. Landmark gives everyone an opportunity to recognize something in themselves that may not have helped us in our relationships to other in life or at work - with me, it was my own arrogance and ego which had me readily fail at relationships with numerous women as well as other people (at work or in life). I chose to listen to their message, and put it to use in my own personal life. These few essential changes in my own behavior enabled me to mend and re-establish relationships with people I've pissed off before, because I dropped my own stupid act, apologized, etc.
As far as my mental health, I never had any issues with it - the only issues I had was with the way I acted around other people and just not being privy to it.... LE enables you to see your own act via the exercises we partake in as part of the Forum and the AC....
Did it make me feel nervous afterwards? Yes. Did it make me doubt myself? Yes. Did I think for a while my life was empty and meaningless? Yes... But that's the whole point of the Forum+AC - to get you to THINK about these things. Life does not stop after the Forum - it carries on. You get to choose whether you will ignore the tools you got or not.
I don't know how you want to handle your issue with whom is to blame for the guy's suicide - but telling everyone here about it, isn't going to make it go away. You know this better than I do, especially if you've been through the forum. If you choose to remain in a world of hurt, then I'm sorry. I am bereft of words to share because it seems everyone who has done the Forum, in your opinion, is a 'drone'....
I'm fine - this is an expected response to a delicate matter. I would blame Landmark for his suicide. As I wrote before, he became increasingly violent after the forum. They knew about previous suicide attempts but didn't care. I was only an assistant at the time. His participation was decided by the center manager.
A lot of years have since passed and it is now history. Part of HIS STORY eh ? I will always know that I had part in his way of parting with his life and family and that hurts. And it should hurt. It's not a matter of deciding this or that.
I was a landmark drone at the time and not thinking straight unfortunately. They pushed for me to get up the ladder and I thought it was good for me at the time. They (the actual persons) were the leader of the ILP, center manager and enrollment manager. Those persons were pressured from above of course but they know about the history of landmark - suicides and all. But in landmark thinking noone is excempt from the YOU CREATE YOUR OWN REALITY stupidity. So the only respons from a landmarker becomes some wernerism.