What do you think is the role of religion with respect to psychological well-being? To flesh this question out a little, here are some starting points: The 12-step programs (AA and related offerings) explicitly work with religious topics, incorporating a "higher power" into the process of recovering from addiction. Grieving the loss of loved ones is often done in a religious frame of reference for guidance through the process. Some people experience high levels of anxiety because of the often intense and graphic threats for non-conformity to a religion. Certain psychological conditions such as psychosis have symptoms such as delusion which often express themselves in religious terms. This thread is intended as coffee table banter of how religion and psychological well-being interact (not as a pro/con debate).