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SC Pastor Says Deceased Wife Had Been Diagnosed ‘Bipolar II, Schizophrenic and Dependent Personality Disorder’

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In a recent interview with The Christian Post (CP), Pastor John-Paul Miller said that his wife, Mica Miller, who was found dead on Saturday, April 27, had been diagnosed with “bipolar II, schizophrenic and dependent personality disorder.”

At the end of Solid Rock at Market Common church’s Sunday’s worship service on April 28, Miller made a shocking announcement that his wife had taken her own life. She was 30 years old.

Following Miller’s announcement, friends and family of Mica started voicing their concerns over her alleged cause of death, saying that Mica had filed for divorce and a no contact order and moved out of her and Miller’s home. Friends and family suggested that the pastor was abusive and created “toxic environments,” urged investigators to dig deeper, and started the hashtag #justiceformica.

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Miller told CP that he and Mica got married in 2017 after an adulterous affair. Both of them were previously married, but after cheating on their spouses with each other, they divorced and married each other. They first met when Mica was a teenager in the church’s youth group; Miller is 14 years older than Mica.

It was shortly after they married that Mica was given her mental health diagnosis, which was being treated with lithium, Miller said.

The pastor stated that his wife was “good” when she’d take her medication but informed The Christian Post that she wasn’t consistent with doing so because it caused her to gain weight and slur her words.

Miller claims that earlier this year after a pastor-friend prayed that God would heal Mica of her mental illness, she stopped taking her medication.

This isn’t the first time Mica has attempted to take her own life, Miller explained. “I took care of her through every time she went to the mental institute,” he said. “I took care of her every time she stopped taking her lithium.”

“I would never expose this stuff of her if I didn’t have to now, but every time she tried to kill herself, I would be there,” he added. “I would literally sometimes pick her up physically, put her in the truck, take her to the [hospital].”

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