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How To Build Your Resilience

The UNF RISE Above resilience program is a 24/7 online toolkit that provides UNF students with the resources to normalize failure and adapt to challenging situations to improve their wellness and success.


What is resilience?

The American Psychological Association (APA) defines resilience as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress - such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems or workplace and financial stressors. It means "bouncing back" from difficult experiences.


Do I have resilience?

Being resilient does not mean that a person doesn't experience difficulty or distress. Emotional pain and sadness are common in people who have suffered major adversity or trauma in their lives. In fact, the road to resilience is likely to involve considerable emotional distress. Resilience is not a trait that people either have or do not have. It involves behaviors, thoughts and actions that can be learned and developed in anyone.


American Psychological Association


How can I learn to be resilient?

Click on any of the pillars below to see how you can learn resilience and find out about resources here at UNF.


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