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Mental Health Awareness Month: Building Resilience

Resilience refers to how well we can deal with trauma, adapt in the face of adversity and bounce back during difficult times. Outreach crisis counselors from Texans Recovering Together, our Crisis Counseling Program, premiered a conversation on Facebook about how we can build resilience.

Becoming resilient helps us work through difficult events and it helps us to improve our life even in the absence of adversity. Resilient people tend to maintain a more positive outlook and cope with stress more effectively.


Scholars refer to resilience as "bouncing back", but it's more than that. Being resilient includes learning from past experiences and developing new coping strategies moving forward. Research has shown that while some people seem to come by resilience naturally, these behaviors can also be learned.


There is no specific strategy to use to build resilience. It's a process of establishing connections, coping with stress, adjusting our thought process and fostering physical wellness.


Like building a muscle, increasing resilience requires time and dedication. With intention and practice, we can become more resilient.



You can watch the video conversation on our Facebook page and our YouTube channel.





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