How do people deal with difficult events that change their lives? Accident, serious illness, death of a loved one, loss of a job, castatrophic weather conditions, pandemic, and other traumatic events: these are all examples of distressing life experiences. A lot of people react to such circumstances with a range of strong emotions and a sense of uncertainty.
Most people typically adapt well over time to stressful situations and adverse conditions. What is it that enables them to get through and move forward? It involves resilience, an ongoing process that requires time and effort and engages people in taking a number of steps. (APA)
The link below takes you to a great brochure developed by the American Psychological Association that is intended to help readers discover their own road to resilience. The information within describes resilience and some factors that affect how people deal with hardship. Much of the brochure focuses on developing and using a personal strategy for enhancing resilience. Definitely worth reading!