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Resilience is like a muscle you can build. It’s just a matter of knowing how.
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Stories have the power to inspire, strengthen, and heal. Option B is a place where you can share your experience and read about what others have been through.
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Being part of a group can help us build resilience, overcome isolation, and chart a path to find joy again. We hope you’ll find people who can support you through the challenge you’re facing.
Far too many LGBTQ people face discrimination and rejection in their families, schools, and communities. Here you will find a safe space to share your experiences and get support from others who are going through the same thing.
Peer-to-peer support for LGBTQ people and their allies.
Groups of students, educators, parents, and community members who volunteer their time to ensure safe and supportive schools for LGBTQ students.
Meet other people who are advocating for equality and human rights.
Connect with other LGBTQ people in your community.
Meet other people working on addressing social justice issues in your community.
Connect with other people in your community who are promoting women’s rights.
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Watch to Adam and Sheryl share key findings from Option B about how you can build resilience.
One way we build resilience is by fighting permanence, which is the belief that our grief or pain will last forever. Taking steps to remind ourselves that even the most painful feelings won’t always be so intense can help us find the strength to heal.
After loss or trauma, we all hope to bounce back. Some of us manage to bounce forward. Learn how helping others gives our suffering meaning, allowing us to grow from the most difficult experiences of our lives.
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Writer and counseling psychologist Lee Daniel Kravetz describes five steps we can take to find realistic hope in the face of adversity.
Some days can be harder than others. Use these strategies from Option B to find strength on hard days like holidays, anniversaries, and birthdays.
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We’ve worked with partners to bring you practical recommendations and insights on how to face adversity in your life and help friends and loved ones.
Youth advocate Limabenla Jamir describes how resilience develops from social support in conflict-affected communities and how it can help young people drive changes in their societies.
Writer and psychologist Andrew Solomon encourages us to forge meaning from our struggles and build a new identity that incorporates even the worst events in our lives.
Psychologist Kelly McGonigal outlines how we can build resilience by connecting with and caring for other people during times of stress.
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