Regularly attending religious services associated with lower risk of deaths of despair
A study by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health reveals that attending religious services can, literally, be life-saving. Those who attend a worship service at least once a week are less likely to die from “deaths of despair,” which includes suicide and drug and alcohol abuse. As many houses of worship suspend services due to Covid, researchers worry where those in “despair” might turn.
- Attribution: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
- Theme/Topic: National Perspectives
- Resource Type: Survey Reports
- Date: 05/06/2020