Kids Raised with Religion have Better Mental Health

An article by Alice G. Walton, contributing on Forbes

 

Original research from American Journal of Epidemiology:

https://academic.oup.com/aje/article/187/11/2355/5094534

 

Summary:

A new study from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health finds that kids and teens who are raised with religious or spiritual practices tend to have better health and mental health as they age. But not to worry if you’re not a service-attender. The research, published last week in the American Journal of Epidemiology, finds that people who prayed or meditated on their own time also reaped similar benefits, including lower risk of substance abuse and depression later on.

 

Use Cases: Use this article and research as a reference within a larger mental health and parenting study.

 

Questions to Consider: How does my mental state change when I actively spend time with God? How can I model my faith to my children?

 

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