Resilience: Getting Up When Mental Illness Knocks You Down
HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter
Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week:
- Resilience: Getting Up When Mental Illness Knocks You Down
- What is Resilience?
- Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
- From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
- Stand Up for Mental Health
- Latest Mental Health News
Any mental health challenge can bring people down, but resilience lets people get back up. Living with mental illness quite often interferes in people's lives in significant ways (Giving Up When You Have A Mental Illness). In fact, the definition of any mental illness includes criteria specifying that the illness impacts the total person (thoughts, feelings, and behaviors) and is enduring and inflexible. Yet, people experiencing mental illness can and do thrive. The ability to transcend mental health challenges comes, in part, from within the person. It's a character trait called resilience, and it helps people flourish even among difficulties.
Resilience is powerful. It allows each and every one of us to get up again and again, any time life—including mental health struggles—knocks us down. What's really great is that, while it's a character trait, resilience is something that people can develop. It's a trait, but it's also a skill. Resilience has a great deal to do with attitude, perspective, and thoughts. It's flexibility, or the ability to switch directions when necessary. It involves creating inner direction and honing a sense of humor. Resiliency also involves self-acceptance rather than self-blame. Resilience is the ability to get up and persevere even when mental health challenges try to keep you down, and that is thriving.
Related Articles Dealing with Resilience and Mental Health
- Adapting to Living with a Psychological Disorder
- Depression and Resilience
- Posttraumatic Growth: 5 Keys to Developing Resilience
- Recovery from PTSD and Resilience
- Stress Resilience Training — Before and After PTSD Recovery
- Children of Parents with Mental Illness Need Resilience
Today's Question: When reaching out to help and support others with mental illness, how do you balance supporting them with taking care of yourself? We invite you to participate by commenting and sharing your feelings, experiences and knowledge on the HealthyPlace Facebook page and on the HealthyPlace Google+ page.
Share our Stories
At the top and bottom of all our stories, you'll find social share buttons for Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest and other social sites. If you find a particular story, video, psychological test or other HealthyPlace feature helpful, there's a good chance others in need will too. Please share.
We also get many inquiries about our linking policy. If you have a website or blog, you can link to any page on the HealthyPlace website without asking us beforehand.
Here are the top 3 mental health articles HealthyPlace Facebook fans are recommending you read:
- Unlearning Negative Thought Patterns
- Can A Verbal Abuser Change?
- Overeating vs. Binge Eating Disorder Symptoms
If you're not already, I hope you'll join us/like us on Facebook too. There are a lot of wonderful, supportive people there.
On all our blogs, your comments and observations are welcomed.
- Caffeine’s Effects on Anxiety
- How to Appear Confident and Feel Secure
- Anxiety Symptoms Coming Across as Lying
- Why I Hate Having Bipolar
- My Mental Health Christmas List
- The Courage To Confront Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- PTSD Recovery: How to Cope With Triggers
- Winter Weather Binge Eating
- Managing Our Anxiety About Terrorist Attacks
- Embracing the Individuality of Alters in DID
- Choosing Abstinence During Bipolar Recovery
- Alcohol Addiction: Is It Innate or a Learned Condition?
- Finding the Right Exercise for Depression
- Schizophrenia and Celebrating the Holidays
- Enjoy a Happy Life After Mental Illness Diagnosis
- Adult Coloring Books Help Relieve Anxiety and Depression
- Decrease Stigma: Social Anxiety Disorder Is Not Shyness
Feel free to share your thoughts and comments at the bottom of any blog post. And visit the mental health blogs homepage for the latest posts.
Thousands Have Joined the Stand Up for Mental Health Campaign
But we still need you. Let others know there's no shame in having depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trichotillomania, OCD, ADHD, schizophrenia or any other mental illness.
Join the Stand Up for Mental Health campaign. Put a button on your website or blog (buttons for family members, parents, mental health professionals and organizations too). We also have covers for Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
These stories and more are featured on our mental health news page:
- Research Suggests Viral Infection Could Underlie Some Symptoms Of Brain Disorders
- 'Diabetic Foot' Increases Risk For Cognitive Impairment
- Patient Mood Can Impact Medical Procedure Results
- Fathers Are Nearly As Likely To Experience Anxiety Around The Arrival Of A New Baby As Mothers
- People Whose Parents Die When They Themselves Are Under 18 Have A Higher Lifelong Risk Of Suicide
- Mental Health Courts Significantly Reduce Repeat Offenses
- Younger Generations Of Those In The Military More Vulnerable To Suicide
That's it for now. If you know of anyone who can benefit from this newsletter or the HealthyPlace.com site, I hope you'll pass this onto them. You can also share the newsletter on any social network (like facebook, stumbleupon, or digg) you belong to by clicking the links below. For updates throughout the week:
- circle HealthyPlace on Google+,
- follow HealthyPlace on Twitter
- follow HealthyPlace on Pinterest
- or become a fan of HealthyPlace on Facebook.
Peterson, T. (2015, December 7). Resilience: Getting Up When Mental Illness Knocks You Down, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, June 18 from https://www.healthyplace.com/other-info/mental-health-newsletter/resilience-getting-up-when-mental-illness-knocks-you-down