Worthy of Wellness: The Intersection of Sin, Karma, and Mental Well-being

By: Sonya Hu

April 28, 2022

Spring 2022 Student Symposium: REWA Minors

Religion has long been touted as a potential source of comfort and a method of promoting mental well-being. In the last several decades, however, additional research has revealed that exclusive religious institutions and narratives have also resulted in the ostracization of individuals living with mental illnesses. Of particular relevance in the United States are Christianity and Buddhism. My project seeks to analyze the doctrines and community structures that equip American Christianity and Buddhism to support individuals' mental well-being, as well as areas of improvement.


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