Life is filled with challenges and stressors that come in a variety of forms. Some stressors are brief and time limited, such as taking an important exam or visiting a dentist. Other stressors are long-term and continual as a result of, for example, having to cope with chronic illness, living in extreme poverty, or being exposed to ongoing forms of victimization (e.g., bullying, racism, sexual abuse, domestic violence, war). Other stressors result from experiencing transitional adjustment (e.g., moving from high school to university, immigrating to a different country, coping with unemployment, or grieving the death of a loved one). In most instances, individuals will be affected by such stressful events, but some 75% of them will go on to evidence resilience, or the ability ...

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