Army Encourages 'Religiosity'


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A United States Army manual on suicide prevention encourages “religiosity” as a way to beat depression. The manual specifically mentions Christianity, saying that all religions contain some form of Christianity’s “Golden Rule.” This comes after last year’s admission that an average of 126 veterans per week commit suicide. The manual urges health care providers “to openly advocate spirituality and religiosity as resiliency factors,” and says that soldiers should not base their reason for living on another human being, but on a higher power.

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