RESILIENCE is a term used in psychology to describe the capacity of people to cope with stress and catastrophe.
This psychological meaning of resilience is often contrasted with “risk factors”.
Being resilient doesn’t mean going through life without experiencing stress and pain. People feel grief, sadness and a range of other emotions after adversity and loss. The road to resilience lies in working through the emotions and effects of stress and painful events. Take a look through this publication, smiling faces, sporting events and school holidays in a community back to work and ready to go.
Yes, there is much to do and still some misery for some, but on the whole the communities have worked together and stepped up to the plate, stuck out their chins and said “let’s get on with it”. This to me is resilience.