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Resilient Mental Health: Consider Brain Chemistry

anxiety depression May 21, 2024

As we navigate the complexities of life, it's not uncommon to encounter stress and challenges that may weigh heavy on our hearts and minds. Amidst the waves of uncertainty, it becomes essential to nurture our resilience, to find strength in the face of adversity, and to cultivate a sense of joy even in the darkest of times.

Embracing Resilience in the Face of Adversity

Resilience, the ability to bounce back from challenges and adapt to life's ups and downs, lies at the core of our emotional wellbeing. In a world that constantly tests our limits, it's crucial to understand the elements that contribute to our resilience.

Brain Chemistry and Resilience

Our brain chemistry plays a role in our mental health. It doesn't count for everything as is often communicated, but it's important to pay attention to. That's why factors like temperament, early experiences, and brain wiring are worth investigating when it comes to resilience and mental health. As we consider these factors, it's also important to recognize the strengths of our wiring, not just searching out for the dysfunction. In the words of psychiatrist Dr. Norman Doidge, "The brain is a far more open system than we ever imagined, and nature has gone very far to help us perceive and take in the world around us." This open and malleable nature of the brain creates opportunities for us to build new patterns and wirings that bolster our resilience.


And what new patters can we create? That's what we do here at Natural Mental Health! Join us at the Joy Lab Podcast and Program for help along the way.  

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