Resilience Myths

  • It is a personality trait so you either have it or you don’t.
  • A person who has PTSD, depression, or anxiety is not a resilient person.
  • People who lack resilience are weak.
  • You cannot teach a person to be resilient.

Resilience Truths

  • Resilience is both an attitude and a skill that can be developed in any person.
  • Resilience can co-exist with PTSD, depression, and anxiety.
  • Resilience, like physical fitness, requires daily commitment to improving one’s well-being.
  • There are several strategies for building one’s resilience that, although they are straight-forward upon learning them, are not to be considered “common sense” that most people possess.

Train to Be Resilient Article