Pastor at mental health advocate, nagpakamatay dahil sa ‘depression’

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Ikinabigla ng marami ang pagkamatay ni Ptr. Jarrid Wilson, isa sa mga kilalang pastor ng Harvest Christian Fellowship, matapos nitong kitilin ang sariling buhay nito lamang Lunes, ika-9 ng Setyembre.

Sa inilabas na ulat ni Ptr. Greg Laurie, senior pastor ng nasabing simbahan, inanunsyo nito sa isang post ang pagkawala ng pastor at saka nagbigay ng isang pahayag na, “The Bible says, there is a time to mourn. This is certainty that time.”


Isinalaysay nito kung gaano kabuting tao ang pastor.

Ibinahagi rin niya sa kanyang post na bagamat nilalabanan ng pastor ang matinding depresyon ay naroon pa rin ang kagustuhan nitong tumulong sa mga taong nakararanas ng kaparehong sitwasyon.

 

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It is with the deepest sadness and shock that I have to report that @jarridwilson went to be with the Lord last night. At a time like this, there are just no words. The Bible says, “There is a time to mourn.” This is certainly that time. Jarrid is survived by his wife, @itsjuliwilson his two sons, Finch and Denham, his mother, father, and siblings. Jarrid loved the Lord and had a servant’s heart. He was vibrant, positive, and was always serving and helping others. Jarrid also repeatedly dealt with depression and was very open about his ongoing struggles. He wanted to especially help those who were dealing with suicidal thoughts. Tragically, Jarrid took his own life. Jarrid joined us as an associate pastor at Harvest 18 months ago and had spoken out many times on this very issue of mental health. Jarrid and his wife, Juli, founded an outreach to help people dealing with depression and suicidal thoughts called “Anthem of Hope.” Sometimes people may think that as pastors or spiritual leaders we are somehow above the pain and struggles of everyday people. We are the ones who are supposed to have all the answers. But we do not. At the end of the day, pastors are just people who need to reach out to God for His help and strength, each and every day. Over the years, I have found that people speak out about what they struggle with the most. One dark moment in a Christian’s life cannot undo what Christ did for us on the cross. Romans reminds us that “nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:39). At times like this, we must remember that as Christians, we do not live on explanations but on promises. We fall back on what we do know, not on what we don’t know. We do know that Jarrid put his faith in Jesus Christ and we also know that he is in Heaven now. We stand on the promise of Revelation 21:4 that reminds us that in Heaven there is no more sorrow, suffering, or death. Please keep Juli and Jarrid’s family in prayer. The Harvest family has lost a bright light. Pray for us as we grieve together. If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please reach out for help.

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Nadurog naman ang puso ng marami sa naging pahayag ng asawa nitong si Juli Wilson sa kanyang Instagram post kung saan ipinakita nito ang isang video ng asawa kasama ang kanilang anak habang nasa baseball practice ng anak na lalaki, mismong araw na nagpakamatay si Jarrid.

 

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Can’t sleep, so I’m watching this video over and over again . I took this on Monday evening around 7:30 pm at our son’s baseball practice. By 11:45 that night, my sweet husband was in the presence of Jesus. I love you, jarrid. I miss you beyond what my heart can stand. Thank you for loving our boys and I with the greatest passion and selflessness I’ve ever seen or felt in my entire life . I’d do anything for a hug from you right now. I keep hearing on repeat what you told me all day every single day, “gosh I frieking (how he always spelled it) love you.” Longing to be with you, longing to make you proud. The boys and I miss you so much. I frieking love you too. So much more than you could ever know. Wish I could tell you that right now. We all do .

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Samantala, isang araw bago magpakamatay ang pastor, sinabi nito sa kanyang twitter post, ang pananampalataya raw ay hindi parating ‘cure’.

Napag-alaman rin ng ilang oras bago nito gawin ang suicide, humingi pa ng panalangin ang pastor dahil siya ay mag-oofficiate ng funeral ng isang babaeng Kristyano na umanoy nagpakamatay rin.

Si Ptr. Jarrid Wilson, 30-anyos, ay pastor ng Harvest Christian Fellowship na mayroong nasa 15 000 na miyembro sa loob ng 18-buwan.

Kilala ito bilang isang mental health advocate kung saan naghahatid ito ng mga sermon tungkol sa mga mental health issues.

Katunayan ay mayroon pang binuong outreach group ang pastor na pinangalanan nitong ‘Anthem of Hope’ para tulungan ang mga taong nakararanas ng depresyon at mayroong suicidal thoughts.

Marami ang nagbibigay ng pakikiramay kabilang na ang mga kapatid ng pastor sa pananampataya na labbis na ikinagulat ang pangyayari.

Samantala, matatandaang noong nakaraang taon lamang, isa ring pastor mula sa Inland Hills Church sa California ang nagkitil ng buhay dahil sa nararanasang depression and anxiety.

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