Ability to cope with stressful change, and perceived or actual threat
- From Shared Space Chapter 1 - Reaching for Resilience: In the mental health field, the challenge model considers resilience the "ability to cope with stressful change, and perceived or actual threat by survivors. It identifies the internal traits - such as internal strengths, behaviours, and competencies - and interventions, through partnerships with caring individuals and professionals, who provide high expectations and opportunities, as well as childhood development. Individuals are made stronger by handling difficult circumstances well. Resilient individuals engage actively, seek opportunities, and thrive in changing environments. Adaptation, sustenance, opportunity and engagement must be used at different times, individually and in combination.