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Suicide and Religion

Cook, Christopher C.H.

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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.


Cook, C. C. (2014). Suicide and Religion. British Journal of Psychiatry, 204(4), 254-255.

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Jan 2, 2018
Publication Date Apr 1, 2014
Deposit Date Apr 9, 2015
Publicly Available Date Jun 30, 2015
Journal British Journal of Psychiatry
Print ISSN 0007-1250
Electronic ISSN 1472-1465
Publisher Royal College of Psychiatrists
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 204
Issue 4
Pages 254-255


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