research has been done to examine the link between religious belief, religious practice, and mental health.
The reports imply that higher levels of religious faith and practice are associated with overall better mental health. Particularly, the research suggests that higher levels of religious involvement are associated with lower rates of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and suicidal thoughts.
Additionally, research indicates that religious faith can enhance recovery from mental illness and aid in the healing process. For example, one classic research study shows that recovery from severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia is better in countries with higher levels of religious faith like India.
So How Does Religion Actually Help Mental Health?
It has been found that regular attendance at a location of worship places an individual into a community of people who can offer material, moral, emotional, and