Tag Archives: Resilience

November 06

Resiliency and success

In my field of PTSD research, the word resilience comes up a lot. Why are some people resilient after trauma while others develop PTSD? I often question whether PTSD represents a lack of resilience or is just a normal response, given an individual’s resources, that allows one to survive life-threatening trauma.   Merriam-Webster defines psychological […]

October 12

The Nobel Prize for Psychological Health

On October 10th of this year, 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai became the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. When she was 11 years old, Malala began speaking against the Taliban’s movement to ban girls from attending school in Pakistan, despite continual death threats against her and her father. Malala continued to travel in dangerous […]