Adam Busby Shares Tribute To Friend Jarrid Wilson After His Death

Jarrid Wilson, YouTube

Adam Busby of TLC’s OutDaughtered shared a tribute to his friend Jarrid Wilson. Adam paid tribute to his friend on Instagram with some pictures and heartfelt words. Wilson was a popular megachurch pastor, who was an active advocate for mental health and unfortunately died by suicide. “My heart is so broken… In one of the darkest and most confusing times of my life, Jarrid Wilson sought me out,” Adam wrote. “When I pushed him away and ignored his persistent attempts to help, he stayed right there and wouldn’t be defeated.”


The ‘OutDaughtered’ Father Mourns Jarrid By Sharing His Encouraging Experiences

The OutDaughtered dad continued on, “God used you as His Hands and Feet as you walked with me through getting help with my depression. You have sung that #anthemofhope for countless people in their darkest times; all while fighting that same battle in the trenches of your own mind. You were the one who encouraged me to go public with my struggle with depression because you knew how God would use my story to help so many and I have read countless stories of how it has and still is working in peoples lives.”

The news of Jarrid’s passing was confirmed by the Harvest Christian Fellowship blog. “It is with the deepest sadness and shock that I have to report that Jarrid Wilson went to be with the Lord last night,” Senior Pastor Greg Laurie wrote on Tuesday, September 10. “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.”

Busby Revealed He Had Helped Wilson Previously

On the night of Jarrid’s passing, he tweeted: “Loving Jesus doesn’t always cure suicidal thoughts. Loving Jesus doesn’t always cure depression. Loving Jesus doesn’t always cure PTSD. Loving Jesus doesn’t always cure anxiety. But that doesn’t mean Jesus doesn’t offer us companionship and comfort. He ALWAYS does that.”

According to In Touch, Jarrid had been helped by Adam in the past, he continued in his Instagram post “You were so selfless in your own struggle that you remained singing that Anthem of Hope at the top of your lungs for so many people around the world until the very end, I will see you again my dear brother.” A link to a GoFundMe page to help cover the costs of the memorial and burial was put in his bio.


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