Popular mental health advocate Jarrid Wilson dies by suicide

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South Californian pastor Jarrid Wilson, who spent most of his life advocating mental health awareness, has committed suicide.

Alongside his wife, Julianne, the 30-year-old founded ‘Anthem of Hope‘, an outreach group dedicated to assisting people who suffer from depression and suicidal thoughts. Wilson was inspired to help as he also struggled with the disease.

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‘No more pain, my jerry, no more struggle,’ wrote Julianne in a tribute.

‘You are made complete and you are finally free. Suicide and depression fed you the worst lies, but you knew the truth of Jesus and I know you’re by his side right this very second.’

‘Suicide doesn’t get the last word… YOU WERE an anthem of hope to everyone, baby, and I’ll do my best to continue your legacy of love until my last breath.’

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My loving, giving, kind-hearted, encouraging, handsome, hilarious, give the shirt of his back husband went to be with Jesus late last night . No more pain, my jerry, no more struggle. You are made complete and you are finally free. Suicide and depression fed you the worst lies, but you knew the truth of Jesus and I know you’re by his side right this very second . I love you forever, Thomas jarrid Wilson, but I have to say that you being gone has completely ripped my heart out of my chest. You loved me and our boys relentlessly and I am forever grateful that i had YOU as a husband and a father to our boys . You are my forever and I will continue to let other people know of the hope in Jesus you found and spoke so boldly about . Suicide doesn’t get the last word. I won’t let it. You always said “Hope Gets the last word. Jesus gets the last word”. Your life’s work has lead thousands to the feet of Jesus and your boldness to tell other about your struggle with anxiety and depression has helped so many other people feel like they weren’t alone. YOU WERE an ANTHEM OF HOPE to everyone, baby, and I’ll do my best to continue your legacy of love until my last breath . I need you, jare, but you needed Jesus to hold you and I have to be okay with that. You are everything to me. Since the day we met. J & J. Love you more . These are photos of him in his happy place – fishing the day away . I’ll teach our boys all your tricks, babe. Promise. You are my #anthemofhope

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On the day he took his own life, Wilson tweeted what would be his final advice for people with mental health issues.

 

On the same date, he also presided over a funeral for a ‘woman who took her own life’.

 

Wilson’s suicide happened on September 9th (North America time) – just a day before World Suicide Prevention Day.

He is survived by his wife and two children.

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