~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 be vulunerable when you need help ~ reaching out for help.
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 born with natural resilience? Or do we learn? Both! 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. The stories shared here are real. People like you have decided to share their struggles and their success. It’s our hope that you find hope in their stories and that you will share your story too.
Live Hannah’s Hope celebrates resilience in these specific ways.
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