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Religion defeats suicide

Those who attend religious services are less likely to kill themselves


 

People who attend religious services, even just once a year, are only half as likely to attempt suicide as those who never attend, according to psychiatric researchers at the University of Manitoba. Experts have suggested several factors to explain the divergence, from the sense of family and community instilled by regular attendance, previous studies in which people raised in religious households are more likely than the general population to describe themselves as happy, to the fact most religions condemn suicide. 

Canadian Press


 
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