Building Resilience

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We are living in truly unprecedented times. As we all work to navigate our way through a new normal, it can feel like we don’t have a lot of control. The American Psychological Association has identified evidence-based ways to navigate challenging times:

Top 10 Ways to Build Resilience:

  • Make Connections
  • Avoid seeing crisis as insurmountable problems
  • Accept that change is a part of living
  • Move towards your goals
  • Take Decisive Actions
  • Look for Opportunities for Self-Discovery
  • Nurture a Positive View of Yourself
  • Keep things in perspective
  • Maintain a Hopeful Outlook
  • Take Care of Yourself

    Skill-Building Videos

    Employee Assistance Program, Family Services, and UI Wellness staff have distilled these  key points into short videos. We encourage you to view these individually or share and discuss at departmental meetings.

    Research and Resources

    Campus Resources

    Contact Information


    Campus Address
    E119 CRWC
    Mailing Address

    E119 Campus Recreation and Wellness Center
    309 South Madison Street
    Iowa City, IA 52242-2010
    United States