Nighthawk wrote:theanarchist wrote:
Having depression or another type of mental illness (the reason for most cases of suicide)
Which is why it's a good thing to adopt Buddhism as one's philosophy as the teachings promote emotional stability and as a result leads to resiliency.
Buddhism (or other religions) are not a suitable therapy for mental illnesses. In the best case religion might help to give a bit of stability and meaning, but I have also encountered people who incorporated their religion into their mental illness, stabilizing it rather than using it to get better. And the religion will NOT fix the mental illness.
So religion in cases of mental illness, that's a two edged sword.