Religion linked to better mental health, says study done in Singapore

Mr Ibrahim Sharul feels that his religion, Islam, has helped him make sense of challenges he has gone through.
Mr Ibrahim Sharul feels that his religion, Islam, has helped him make sense of challenges he has gone through.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

SINGAPORE - A new local study has found that people with a religion enjoy better mental health.

The study, done by a team from the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) and Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, set out to build upon limited research on the mental health benefits of religion, especially in the context of multicultural Asian populations like Singapore's.

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