Religion and Suicide

  title={Religion and Suicide},
  author={R. Gearing and D. Lizardi},
  journal={Journal of Religion and Health},
  • R. Gearing, D. Lizardi
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Religion and Health
  • Religion impacts suicidality. One’s degree of religiosity can potentially serve as a protective factor against suicidal behavior. To accurately assess risk of suicide, it is imperative to understand the role of religion in suicidality. PsycINFO and MEDLINE databases were searched for published articles on religion and suicide between 1980 and 2008. Epidemiological data on suicidality across four religions, and the influence of religion on suicidality are presented. Practice guidelines are… CONTINUE READING
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