From a mental health standpoint alone, the rosary has proven to be very helpful to me lately.
I say lately because that was not always the case.
There was a time when the devotion would drive me absolutely bananas.
What changed for me?
Basically that I got involved with the Knights of Columbus a couple years ago and just found that praying it in a group with these people worked for me.
Now I can even pray it on my own now and then.
Very helpful for me and not weird in any way.
As long as it helps me live a better and healthier life then I will continue with it.
I'm not into self torture or anything like that.