AccelHealth Behavioral Health Team, Week 4: Promoting Mental Resilience

Continuing our dedication to Mental Health Awareness Month, this week we shift our focus to mental resilience. Building resilience is vital for navigating life’s challenges with strength and adaptability. It empowers both our staff and our patients to recover from setbacks, maintain a positive outlook, and support overall well-being.

Below are resources designed to enhance mental resilience. Let’s integrate these practices into our daily routines to bolster our mental health and support one another in fostering a resilient community.

Warm regards,

Your Behavioral Health Team

Week 4: Promoting Mental Resilience

Interesting Fact: Mental resilience can significantly lower rates of depression, anxiety, and stress-related disorders. It is not just an innate trait but a set of skills that can be learned and improved over time (American Psychological Association, 2016). Learn more about the science of resilience here.

Resources for More Information:

Self-Directed Exercise:

  • Visualization Techniques: Spend 5 minutes daily visualizing a positive outcome for your daily challenges. This can foster a more resilient mindset (Neenan, 2018).
  • Self-Compassion Exercise: Self-compassion has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression while enhancing overall emotional well-being. It involves treating oneself with kindness, recognizing shared human experiences, and maintaining a balanced perspective on negative emotions (Neff & Germer, 2013). For a guided self-compassion break exercise, click here.