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Spiritual Resiliency

Spiritual Resiliency:
Resources for Stress and Suicide Prevention

IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS AND NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE IMMEDIATELY CALL
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Available 24 hours every day
Call 1-800-273-8255

Or you can text the Crisis Text Line at 741741

The Disaster Distress Helpline
Call 1-800-985-5990

TO REACH A CIVIL AIR PATROL CHAPLAIN IN YOUR STATE
E-mail:  XXWGHC@hc.cap.gov

("XX" is the two-letter abbreviation for the state, i.e. VA for Virginia)

FOR PRAYER SUPPORT E-MAIL:
CHAPEL@CAPCHAPLAIN.ORG

What is Resilience?  Spiritual Resilience?

Resilience is the strength we have to face and work through stresses, changes and adversity in our life.  It is the "toolbox" of coping mechanisms that we learn and use when we aren't "in control" of a situation that brings us suffering, pain (emotional or physical), loss and emotional grief.

Spiritual resilience is having four key "pillars of strength" inside yourself.  These are learned.  They are:

  1. Our values -- what code or ethical principles guide us through life, define who we are and remind us of our importance.
  2. Having Perseverance -- the ability to keep going when things look bad or difficult.
  3. Having Perspective -- the ability to see things happening in a "bigger picture" so that it becomes a small part of a larger whole to your life.
  4. Having Purpose -- the ability to remember what your goals are and to see that your life is connected to others and to events that make you uniquely important in the world at this particular time.

If you are in need and unable to reach out to a chaplain or mental health provider, please call the number at the top of the page.  The Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps is here for YOU!

You can also learn more about Learn more about the Civil Air Patrol's Five Pillars of Wellness and Resilience by downloading a copy of the CAP Pamphlet 80-4 on the Five Pillars

Here are some additional resources to help you find the strength inside yourself or to assist others right now:

The 2018 USAF Resource webpage for Suicide Prevention 

Option B website 

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