I'm so grateful for the thoughtful comments readers of this blog have shared. In particular, I appreciate the comment that that a higher power, however you define that, can be a fulcrum for resiliency — the bounce back factor that energizes people to overcome dreadful issues.
However, it's important to recognize that not everyone derives strength from a faith connection. Furthermore, some individuals isolate themselves with their suffering.
If you're struggling, it can be hard to reach out for assistance. But it's also hard to try to gut it out on your own. There's no easy solution, of course, but a compassionate professional may be able to help you bounce back and find some peace.
Join the discussion at #Stress.Dec. 05, 2012