Resilient people are less depressed.
In study after study using the Resilience Scale, people with moderate-to-strong resilience experience fewer symptoms of depression than those who are less resilient.
Only 6% of highly resilient people reported symptoms of depression, compared to about 24% ofthose with low resilience.
Why is this? The cornerstone of resilience is living with purpose and meaning. This is a powerful antidote to depression.
Furthermore, resilient people tend to have healthy lifestyles that include good nutrition and exercise – both of which ease depression. Resilient people also tend to have an optimistic outlook, and this, too is a powerful antidote to depression. A quick glance at the graph to the left shows the difference between high and low resilience.
What is Resilience? | Live longer | Are more likely to achieve success | Tend to respond better to stress | Manage chronic illness more effectively | Are less depressed | Are happier with themselves | Are typically better employees | Are physically healthier | Thrive | What you can do to build resilience