Suicide is the leading cause of death for those dealing with serious mental illness such as depression or anxiety, with one in 10 committing suicide due to poor mental health. Many people think of religion and science as two wholly separate entities. However, studies have shown recently that prayer can actually have an effect on a person’s mental and physical health, altering moods and energy levels, as well as lowering stress levels. This toolkit can be placed in your arsenal to help you fight the battle against suicidal thoughts and actions, and get your mental health back to a healthy level through prayer.
Tips to Get Started
Whether you are currently having thoughts of suicide or have even recently made an attempt, it is important to have resources to turn to in case you need extra assistance. Consider storing these tips away for those days when you are feeling alone and need a way to cope:
- Have a lifeline on speed-dial.
- Find a support group.
- Begin and end the day with a prayer
- Read an empowering blog.
- Establish a safety plan.
How Prayer Impacts Mental Health
Whether you pray every day or are curious about the changes prayer can make in your life, here are a few of the ways prayer can improve your mental health and combat suicidal thoughts.
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