How does religion affect the prevalence of suicidal behaviors?

Updated: Sep 25, 2018
  • Author: Stephen Soreff, MD; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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Religion may also play a role in suicide. Historically in the United States, Protestants have had a higher rate of suicide than either Catholics or Jews. Some religions may encourage suicide in situations of disgrace or for patriotic reasons.


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