Fostering Resilience in Your Everyday Life

September 1, 2017

Jen Brandt, PhD, LISW-S, assistant director of veterinary student affairs at Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, discusses a few ways to foster resilience.

Resilence is like a rubber band — it's the ability to recover after you're stretched. Jen Brandt, PhD, LISW-S, assistant director of veterinary student affairs at Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, discusses a few ways to foster resilience.

Be persistent, flexible and curious; be willing to laugh at yourself; and don't be afraid to ask for help along the way. Resiliency is important for your mental health because it allows you to get back on course more quickly after being knocked down.