Preacher Jarrid Wilson Dies by Suicide, Idiot Christians on Social Media Put Their Ignorance on Mental Health Issues on Display Once More
Preacher Jarrid Wilson ended his own life a few days ago. I didn’t have the time then to write a post about it, though I wanted to.
From what I’ve seen of the after math of Wilson’s suicide, most Christians remain totally ignorant about mental health issues and erroneously believe that faith alone can and will heal someone of having a mental health problem,
while another variety of Christian wrongly believe that having faith in Jesus will keep one immune from developing depression or other mental health problems in the first place.
Here are a few links about that, and then I will add my two cents further below (and there are even more links below my commentary):
A US pastor known for his mental health advocacy has killed himself, church officials say.
Jarrid Wilson, 30, worked at te 15,000 member Harvest Christian Fellowship Church for 18 months before his death.
Mr Wilson and his wife founded Anthem of Hope, a programme created to help people dealing with depression.
He is survived by his two sons and wife Juli, who wrote the death had “completely ripped my heart out of my chest”.
In 2016, he founded Anthem of Hope, a faith-centered organization dedicated amplifying hope for those battling depression
by Robyn Merritt
Wed, Sept 11, 2019
Popular megachurch pastor and mental health advocate Jarrid Wilson has died by suicide.
His wife Juli Wilson broke the news to her followers by sharing a video of her “sweet husband” playing with their son.
Jarrid — a pastor at the Harvest Christian Fellowship Church in California — was 30.