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Depression and anxiety addressed in new NavPress book

Carol Steam, Ill. (August 24, 2017)— Jarrid Wilson, Nashville pastor and NavPress author of Love Is Oxygen: How God Can Give You Life and Change Your World, is speaking out on mental illness—a subject that has long been buried by Christians and overlooked in the church. Wilson appeared on the TLC hit reality TV show Outdaughtered on Tuesday, August 22, to provide encouragement and perspective as a pastor who battles depression and anxiety and helps others with similar struggles.

In addition to being an author, Wilson and his wife, Juli, founded Anthem of Hope, a nonprofit that wants to better equip churches to help those with mental health issues like depression, anxiety, and self-harm. Jarrid and Juli live in Nashville, Tennessee, with their two boys.

Speaking out in support of Jarrid Wilson and this important title, NavPress publisher Don Pape shares, “Mental illness is rampant and pervasive in the church today. How we address it and travel with people through it is what Jarrid Wilson helps all of us with. God’s love is central to this journey, and in his book Jarrid gently holds the reader by the hand, inviting them to breathe in deeply this divine love.” For more information about Love Is Oxygen or any other NavPress title, visit

Love Is Oxygen: How God Can Give You Life and Change Your World
produced by NavPress
ISBN: 978-1-63146-760-8| Softcover: $15.99 | September 19, 2017

NavPress acts as the publishing arm of the Navigators, whose mission is “To know Christ and to make Him known.” NavPress serves to advance the calling of the Navigators by publishing life-changing products that are biblically rooted, culturally relevant, and highly practical. Challenging people to thrive in their journey with Jesus Christ, NavPress produces resources that will edify, instruct, and inspire disciples to grow in their faith and make disciples of others.

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