The day that the last episode aired, news broke of another high profile pastor ending his own life, Jarrid Wilson. He was an outspoken advocate of the mental health for ministry professionals. This episode expands on the content of episode 7, in light of current events.
God has a purpose for you. Your friends, family, and congregation all love you. Depression is a clinical disease. Get the help you need for it. It is not a sign of weakness or a “scarlet letter”. We live in a fallen world, and God is going to use you, despite all you face.
Links to things I mention in this episode:
News on the passing of Jarrid Wilson (Ed Stetzer did a great job on this article!) – https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2019/september/pastor-dies-by-suicide-three-things-we-all-need-to-know.html
GoFundMe for the Wilson Family (Organizer is a known close friend of the family) –https://www.gofundme.com/f/a-tribute-to-jarrid-wilson/donate
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
Anthem of Hope – http://anthemofhope.org/join-the-movement
The Rural Think Tank – http://ruralthinktank.com
Rural Youth Ministry 2nd Edition Book at Amazon – http://bit.do/rym2
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