The ability to recover quickly from the stresses or adversities can help people through the current health crisis, says a Sturgeon Bay psychologist. Dr. Dennis White says those with resilient personalities are better able to keep poise and a healthy level of physical and psychological wellness in the face of life challenges. Dr. White uses the military example to handle individual and social responses to stresses and coping in a resilient manner.
Dr. White says resilient people “bend, but they do not break.” He says some people experience personal growth in response to danger and adversity because of increased self-awareness and coping strategies.
You can listen to Dr. White’s entire Mental Health Minute here.