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Resilience: A Powerful Force for Global Mental Health

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As governments and aid agencies look to improve mental health worldwide, they could do well by embracing the concept of emotional resilience.

Chronic stress can limit cognition, memory and emotional intelligence — the very skills that help people succeed in life. Steve Leventhal’s organization Corstone applies science-based techniques to promoting emotional resilience and decreasing stress. Corstone teaches these skills to school-age children in stressed, high-poverty areas. His approach could accelerate and improve the impact of aid programs worldwide.

This video was produced for Johnson & Johnson Innovation by Scientific American Custom Media, a division separate from the magazine's board of editors

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