What Is Resilience?
Helen Herrman, Donna E Stewart, Natalia Diaz-Granados, Elena L Berger, Beth Jackson, Tracy Yuen
Canadian Journal of Psychiatry | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2011
OBJECTIVE: While everyone-including front-line clinicians-should strive to prevent the maltreatment and other severe stresses experienced by many children and adults in everyday life, psychiatrists and other health professionals also need to consider how best to support, throughout the lifespan, those people affected by severe adversity. The first step in achieving this is a clear understanding of the definitions and concepts in the rapidly growing study of resilience. Our paper reviews the definitions of resilience and the range of factors understood as contributing to it, and considers some of the implications for clinical care and public health. METHOD: This narrative review took a major ..View full abstract
Our research was supported by funds from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Gender and Health, and Institute of Neurosciences Mental Health and Addictions awarded to PreVAiL (Centre for Research Development in Gender, Mental Health and Violence across the Lifespan).