Thursday — October 01, 2020
The Key to Resiliency is Asking for Help!
by: Samantha Thornsberry
It’s the hardest thing to do. To ask for help. We hear this a lot from those our program has helped. However, later on, we also hear, “I’m so glad I asked.I don’t know what took me so long. ”Yes, some may think that asking for help is giving off the appearance of weakness, but it takes a certain amount of courage to look trauma in the eye and say, "Enough!" According to the Mayo Clinic, "Resilience is the ability to adapt to difficult situations".
When stress, adversity or trauma strikes, you still experience anger, grief and pain, but you're able to keep functioning — both physically and psychologically. However, resilience isn't about putting up with something difficult, being stoic or figuring it out on your own. In fact, being able to reach out to others for support is a key part of being resilient” (https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/resilience-training/in-depth/resilience/art-20046311).
So, if you find yourself in need of help due to domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, or other type of victimization, please reach out to one of our Advocates today. Let’s be resilient together!