Journal of Undergraduate Research


religion, mental health, Latter-day Saints, review


Religious Education


Ancient Scripture


There are over 4,000 religions in the world today. One of the core functions of religion is to help individuals find meaning and purpose in life. Several researchers have found that this religious function impacts psychological well-being, often for the better. This relationship between religious belief, practice, affiliation, and mental health has been an ongoing conversation that has generated controversy and debate.

Our research focuses specifically on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and how this religion affects the mental health of its members. Several studies have shown positive outcomes regarding Latter-day Saint membership and mental health. Also, social issues like LGBTQ matters and suicide, have inspired recent studies involving their connection with the Latter-day Saint faith. Many of these have reported negative findings. The purpose of our project is to inform others of the negative and positive findings in current research.

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Religion Commons