In what could be described as a worrisome development, a popular mental health advocate and megachurch pastor took his life on, Monday, September 11.
According to NBC News, the young man identified as Jarrid Wilson, who was aged 30, had been a pastor with Harvest Christian Fellowship Church for a year and some months.
He, however, founded his own Christian organization, Anthem of Hope, in 2016, for people struggling with their mental health and substance use issues.
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It was further reported that Wilson had been open about his own personal struggles with depression in his teachings as a man of God.
Before his death, the pastor had shared a post on micro blogging platform, Twitter, in which he submitted that loving Jesus Christ does not cure mental health. However, the love of Christ offers comfort and companionship.
See tweet below:
Friends, family and colleagues have mourned Wilson’s death on social media. Read some tweets below:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously gathered the report of a young Nigerian graduate identified as Chucks Brown Paul who took his own life and left family members and friends in grief. It was gathered that the tragedy occurred because he was dumped by his girlfriend.
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