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Resilience is not something a person has or doesn’t have. According to the American Psychological Association, resilience involves behaviors, thoughts, and actions that can be learned. The great thing about it is that we are already wired for that; learning from each other is something we have been doing since birth. Reading about and listening to those who have faced challenges and overcome adversity can provide us with a roadmap for our own resilience journey. But most importantly, we can all be foster resilience in others by sharing our experiences with our Army Family. Share your story with us.
Resilience involves behaviors, thoughts, and actions that can be learned.
Inspiring stories of resilience
- Stories of Hope Episode 2
The Stories of Hope podcast features Col. Khallid Shabazz, as he shares how close he was to ending his life and the conversation which encouraged him to keep living.
- Soldiers share stories of suicide to save others
Soldiers sat in front of the camera to share their stories – raw and real and unscripted – for a new take on suicide prevention and to save others.
- Mastering self-care through creativity
People have multiple solutions to identifying an outlet for depression. Col. Shawn McCammon found his self-care as a woodworker.
- Suicide never entered his mind. Then 9/11 happened
Cliff Bauman was plagued by guilt after the 9/11 attacks. After surviving a suicide attempt, he knew he had to seek help.
- Suicide survivor shares story of resilience with JBLM Soldiers
Kevin Hines, suicide survivor and author of "Cracked, Not Broken," shared his story of survival and living with severe mental illness Feb. 1, at North Lewis Chapel on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.