What Is Resiliency
And How Can It Help Me
Resilience and or Resiliency is the ability to adapt well and bounce back when life knocks us down. The ability to practice personal resilience is the ability to adapt and overcome no matter what life throws at us instead of falling into a state of feeling powerless and hopeless.
Adapting to adversity
Resilience is the ability to roll with the punches or go with the flow. Life will always bring challenges and you will always have bad days. Keep in mind that resilience is not only about toughing it out, being stoic or going it alone but being able to get what you want and what you need through your own efforts and mental toughness.
Resilience can also help offset factors that increase the risk of depression, anxiety and suicide. Things like bullying, cyber bullying, peer pressure, previous trauma, low self-worth and feelings of powerlessness. If you are struggling in any of these areas, resiliency can bring the right answers.
Resiliency means, “bouncing back” from difficult life experiences. Resiliency helps us to remain stable and maintain healthy levels of psychological and physical functioning especially when we face disruption or chaos in our lives. Resilient people use these inner strengths and are able to rebound more quickly from life’s setbacks and challenges.
The goal of the Resiliency Alliance is to help provide both teens and parents with effective tools for personal and family resilience. We want to bridge the gaps and bring people together in order to save the lives of our young people or anyone that is struggling with suicide.