Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Mmmm . . . Might Suicide Be Narcissistic?

Gee, who’da thunk? The more you believe in something bigger than yourself, the less likely you are to want to kill yourself.
Swiss losing their religion are more suicidal
Researchers at Bern and Zurich universities have found that suicide rates are lower among people with an affiliation to one of Switzerland’s recognised churches.
Based on the 2000 census, there were 39 suicides for every 100,000 inhabitants with no church affiliation. In comparison, the figures for Protestants and Catholics were 28.5 and 19.7 respectively.
The researchers from the universities’ social and preventive medicine institutes added that the Catholic Church’s condemnation of both suicide and assisted suicide may play a role in the low rate among Catholics. more

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