Now that the BP oil hole has finally stopped gushing, people and communities in the Gulf region will need ongoing assistance as they recover and rebuild. Research shows that certain people tend to come through disasters such as this and Katrina in better shape than others. The ability to withstand and even thrive under adversity is known as resilience. This article starts with tips for building resilience within people and communities; followed by summaries of key articles about disaster from the journal Science. Finally, there are quotes from philosophers, athletes, politicians and others about resilience and how it can be achieved.
Click below to learn important lessons about resilience: