Year: 1987 Source: Social Science and Medicine, v.25, no.7, (1987), p.813-824 SIEC No: 19880082

The authors claim that religion impacts on health & mortality in a manner that is generally positive; i.e., by influencing behavior that produces better health; by producing a supportive social network; & by virtue of this support, functions to reduce stressful life events. Research studies predicting suicide rates by virtue of membership in a specific religion are reviewed. 101 Ref. (NBB)