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Resilience is the capacity to not only survive difficulties but also adapt to and grow from them. Although some people can deal with situations easier than others, resilience is not only an individual characteristic but a result of our social environment and upbringing as well. People who benefitted from security and support have a better sense of agency and possibility than those who were deprived and isolated. Our experience of the world as an adult is largely influenced by how supportive our childhood environment was.  Although resilience comes across as an individual characteristic it really begins as a social factor. 

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If you (or someone you know) has thoughts of doing self-harm, or harm to a baby or anyone else, please call to speak with a trained crisis worker. Local Crisis Helpline numbers can be found through a Google Search.  In British Columbia, Canada you can call Mental Health Support (BC-wide) at 310-6789 or you can call the North American line 1 800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
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