I am a 3rd year psychology student currently studying Human Resilience. I hypothesize that athiests are more resilient against the perils of life because we seek the power within ourselves to overcome adversity. I've been an athiest since I was about 13 and began to realize the ridiculousness of my friends catholic rituals.
I'm having a hard time finding data to support my hypothesis, but I see it evident in friends of mine that are also non-believers. I too have been through some major adversity having been in foster care, partially raised by 2 mentally ill parents, and a plethora of other crap I'll spare you my diatribe.
I'd be interested to hear your opinions on my H1