Declaration of interest
C.C.H.C. is an Anglican priest and Director of the Project for Spirituality, Theology & Health at Durham University.
Much of the evidence that religion provides a protective factor against completed suicide comes from cross-sectional studies. This issue of the Journal includes a report of a new prospective study. An understanding of the relationship between spirituality, religion and suicide is important in assessing and caring for those at risk.
- Royal College of Psychiatrists