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24/7 Lecture: Religious orientation’s effect on mental health views amongst public high school students

Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024 by for 24/7 Lecture.

This 24/7 Lecture is also available on Instagram.

24 seconds: We investigated the religious devotion of individuals and its relationship with their mental health views, seeking to understand whether interpretations of mental health within religious teachings hinder adolescents from seeking appropriate treatments. We surveyed students and analyzed their multiple choice and short response answers to determine their opinions on mental health and level of religiosity. Statistical analysis revealed no significant correlation between the two, suggesting that religious devotion may not be the sole influence on how adolescents perceive mental health.

7 words: Religion does not affect how adolescents think.

Masha, Shirley, Elana (Class of 2024)