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Interactive Bible Study |Do You Have-The Quality of Resilience?

Updated: Jun 10, 2021

Certificate Interactive Bible Study Thursdays.

Class: Overcoming Mental Illness and Weapons of self-destruction

Subject: Resilience

Instructor: Dr. Mar' Jae


The Quality of Resilience


People who are emotionally well, experts say, have fewer negative emotions and are able to bounce back from difficulties faster. This quality is called resilience. Learn More, Join us for Interactive Bible Study On Thursdays.

Resilience can help protect you from various mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety. Resilience can also help offset factors that increase the risk of mental health conditions, such as being bullied or previous trauma.

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According to Psychology Today, the definition of emotional well-being is “the ability to practice stress-management techniques, be resilient, and generate the emotions that lead to good feelings.”


Resilience and The Brain


Given the high prevalence and burden of mental disorders, fostering the understanding of protective factors is an urgent issue for traditional medicine in psychiatry. The concept of resilience describes individual and environmental protective factors against the backdrop of established adversities linked to mental illness. There is convergent evidence for a crucial role of direct as well as indirect adversity impacting the developing brain, with persisting effects until adulthood.

Direct adversity may include childhood maltreatment and family adversity, while indirect social adversity can include factors such as urban living or ethnic minority status. Recently, research has begun to examine protective factors which may be able to buffer against or even reverse these influences.

First evidence indicates that supportive social environments, as well as trait-like individual protective characteristics, might impact similar neural substrates, thus strengthening the capacity to actively cope with stress exposure in order to counteract the detrimental effects evoked by social adversity.

Here, we provide an overview of the current literature investigating the neural mechanisms of resilience with a putative social background, including biblical studies on individual traits and genetic variation linked to resilience.

Further, we discuss possible prevention and early intervention approaches targeting both the individual and the social environment to reduce the risk of psychiatric disorders and foster resilience.

Signs of Emotional Wellness and Mental Health

  • Having the ability to talk with someone about your emotional concerns and share your feelings with others.

  • Saying "no" when you need to without feeling guilty.

  • Feeling content most of the time.

The single most common factor for children who develop resilience is at least one stable and committed relationship with a supportive parent, caregiver, or other adults. These relationships provide the personalized responsiveness, scaffolding, and protection that buffer children from developmental disruption.


Do you have Mental resilience? Answer Below!


1. What is emotional well-being and do you have resilience?

2. What does it take to have resilience?

3. Post two scriptures about resilience.

4. Give a testimony or your experience with resilience.

5. Name two mental disorders resilience can protect you from?

6. What factors foster resilience?

7. What factors can Resilience help off-set that increases the risk of mental health conditions (name one factor)?

8. Respond to two posts on this thread.

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