OPERATION: HEAL HUMANITY
Healing Ourselves; Heals Humanity
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FACTS & FIGURES
Less Resilience = More Health Problems
When looking at the associations among resilience levels, disease, and mental health, those who scored as less resilient reported a higher prevalence of asthma and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and were also significantly (51%) more likely to report a diagnosis of clinical depression, anxiety disorder, PTSD, bipolar disorder, ADHD, OCD, or an eating disorder.
Americans Lack Resilence
"In July of 2020, the Cigna Resilience Index was used to conduct one of the largest assessments of resilience ever done in the U.S. The survey reached 5,000 parents, 5,000 of their children, 1,500 young adults, and 5,000 workers. Sadly, just over 60% of those surveyed reported few of the personal qualities and social supports we know make people resilient during a crisis. The results suggest that Americans of all ages are at risk of mental and physical health problems."
The Ability to Bounce Back
Research suggests, "Resilient Individuals Use Postive Emotions to Bounce Back From Negative Emotional Experiences".
Overestimate their Own Resilience
According to analysis of data collected via The State of Resilience, "The majority of Americans overestimated their own resilience — by a lot. In fact, 83 percent of Americans polled thought they had high levels of mental and emotional resilience, when in fact 57 percent scored as resilient. Why is this important? Because growing research shows higher levels of resilience are directly related to better outcomes when living through a crisis, managing chronic disease and chronic pain, and improving emotional and physical health."
RESOURCES AND TOOLS FOR NAVIGATING THROUGH LIFE'S DISASTERS
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