For people who endure recurring periods of poor mental wellbeing, having a solid store of resilience can be our greatest asset. But how do we build resilience? And in fact CAN we build resilience? Yes! The great news is that there is plenty of research demonstrating that resilience can indeed be learned.
Bad luck and adversity happen to everyone. After they pass we need to dust ourselves down and get on with life. Yet people prone to depression and addictive behaviors are especially vulnerable to the affects of stress. We don’t bounce back, and instead the stress sends them into a tailspin. So what can we do?