The British Journal of Psychiatry
Suicide and religion
Christopher C. H. Cook
  • Declaration of interest

    C.C.H.C. is an Anglican priest and Director of the Project for Spirituality, Theology & Health at Durham University.

Abstract

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.

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