Pastor Jarrid Wilson has long been an advocate for those suffering from depression and other mental health struggles. But that doesn’t mean he was immune to them.
The 30-year-old megachurch pastor tragically died on Monday in what the Daily Mail reports was a suicide.
A Beloved Advocate
Pastor Wilson was well-known not only in his community, but throughout the entire country.
His advocacy for mental health has helped countless people.
In fact, he and his wife founded Anthem of Hope, an outreach organization specifically created to help those with suicidal thoughts and depression.
Wilson was also an associate pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship in California.
His tragic death comes during National Suicide Prevention Week.
As is always the case, those Wilson left behind have been left wondering what happened.
His wife, Juli, was completely devastated by his death, and she will now have to raise their two sons on her own.
For his part, Harvest’s senior pastor, Greg Laurie, said in a solemn message that it is easy to forget that even though pastors and mental health advocates often help others through the most difficult times of their lives, they also have their own problems.
“We are the ones who are supposed to have all the answers, but we do not,” he admitted.
Wilson will be greatly missed.