~the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity
~the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness
It’s likely that you or someone you care about is struggling with depression and or other types of mental illness. The shame of mental illness has silenced many desperate souls. Silence kills. Isolation leaves people feeling hopeless. We encourage open dialog. The more we talk about depression and suicide, the more lives can be saved. You’re not alone! The first tool of resilience is being willing to allow someone else to help you.
Resilience is that quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back stronger. Rather than letting failure or tragedy overcome them and drain their resolve, they find a way to rise from the ashes. It’s the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress — such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems or workplace and financial stressors. It means “bouncing back” from difficult experiences.
Are people just born with resilience or do they learn? Both! Mostly, we learn resilience behaviors from people around us. There are a plethora of books on resilience. We thought it would be nice if you could read real, unedited stories from those who have developed resilience through very difficult life circumstances. As you read, notice what characteristics show up over and over again.
Live Hannah’s Hope celebrates resilience in three specific ways.
1. Share your story. We ask those who have walked the path of pain and survived to share their stories.
2. #1MinuteOfHope2Cope. Take a minute to share what gives you hope.
3. The Hannah Warburton Resilience Award. Given yearly to seniors who have overcome difficult hurdles to graduate and who are willing to share their story to help others.
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