Actively maintaining faith in a higher power as part of your life is a highly personal choice. Many people find that it helps them to keep peace of mind in their own lives. Attending regular church meetings can be a way to be involved with a community of people with whom you share something in common, outside of your workplace, and can be a good way to socialize In a somewhat relaxed environment; faith in a God who loves you for simply existing tends to build and reaffirm personal and intrinsic worth for many people, faith that said god is totally in control can lead to a healthy personal boundary system in which a person takes ownership of what they can control, with an at-the-ready way to acknowledge and let go of whatever is not within their own control, and optimistically so; Prayer and gratitude practices can help people maintain a state of peace whole focusing on the positive, even in the midst of personal chaos; faith can act as a light at the end of a tunnel, or light within the darkness. There also exist ways in which faith can play rather the opposite role and become a menace rather than a comfort: chiefly that for many, it can become a source of guilt, when we are all terribe awful sinners, or lead to resentment and anger when a god who is completely in control is supposed to reward faith and fervent prayer with cured sickesses absent a doctor, or with serendipitously found solutions to ongoing personal problems. In summation, the role that faith or spirituality or religion or whichever you most closy identify with, plays in mental health is directly connected to the role it plays in a person's life.