In the last blog, we looked at the benefits of faith on physical health. Now I’d like to turn to the interaction of faith and mental health.
A number of studies have looked at the benefits of faith on mental health. These studies are generally examining people who attend church on a fairly regular and weekly basis. A summary of these mental health benefits is listed below:
* Better social support1
* Better insight to medical condition and more compliant with medication2
* Lower rates of suicide3
* Improved coping skills4
* Protection against depression5