You probably go to your doctor, or maybe even Google, for health-related questions and concerns. But did you know that your local church may be a great vehicle for delivering health information and benefits to the communities they serve? For people who regularly attend church, it is a natural point of reference, a place of trust, comfort and consistency.
Despite the increasing awareness surrounding mental health issues, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. However, a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry sheds light on an unexpected source of suicide prevention -- church! Researchers studied more than 20 years’ worth of data from nearly 90,000 women ages 30-55, looking for any associations between religious service attendance and suicide. What they found?
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