Building Personal Resilience

How is Personal Resilience Built?

Developing resilience is a personal journey. People do not react the same way to traumatic events. Some ways to build resilience include the following actions:

  • Making connections with others
  • Looking for opportunities for self-discovery
  • Nurturing a positive view of self
  • Accepting that change is a part of living
  • Taking decisive actions
  • Learning from the past

The ability to be flexible is a great skill to obtain and facilitates resilience growth. Getting help when it is needed is crucial to building resilience. It is important to try to obtain information on resilience from books or other publications, self-help or support groups, and online resources like the ones found in this resource collection.


What Factors Promote Resilience?
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