I will survive, stay alive, and thrive…. that’s resilience
Resilience is a defining feature of those who are able to push on through trying situations. Many of our heroes are described as resilient, from the men who stormed the beaches of Normandy, to the 9/11 first responders, to those who held out during Hurricane Katrina. Our society is defined by the resilient, the ones who rise to face adversity with courage and confidence.
The power of being a community health worker comes with the responsibility of identifying a distressed or traumatized individual and helping them understand resilience. A resilient person is one that is better equipped to overcome difficult experiences, stress, and trauma.
It is normal to be scared and frightened when you don’t have control over a situation. Let’s learn how to grasp control over our emotions and our situations. Let’s learn to be resilient.Resilience– Moving past an emergency and preparing for future adversity. Bending but not breaking. Being ready to respond and ready to recover.
By being aware of the risks we face in our day-to-day lives, we are better equipped to survive. Remain vigilant and become resilient.
Be creative and use your talents to adjust, improvise and overcome immediate obstacles. Keep pushing, even when things seem their bleakest.
As you get through the crisis, learn from it and potentially use the opportunity to grow with it and as become aware of others and help them also. Do more than just survive and stay alive – thrive and use your newfound experiences to become a Force for Health.