Sharply reduced suicide risk for women who attend Mass weekly
June 30, 2016
Women between the ages of 30 and 55 who attend church weekly are six times less likely to commit suicide than women who never attend church, according to a report published by the Journal of the American Medical Association.
According to the report, Catholic women who attend church at least weekly are 20 times less likely to commit suicide than women who never attend church, while Protestant women are approximately three times less likely.
The report was based on analysis of the health of nearly 90,000 women who took part in the Nurses’ Health Study.
- Association Between Religious Service Attendance and Lower Suicide Rates Among US Women (JAMA Psychiatry)
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