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It’s Okay If You’re Not Resilient

Blaming young people’s feelings of defeat on a lack of grit is ‘simplistic and counterproductive,’ experts say

Illustration: Kieran Blakey

“R“Resilience” has become a buzzword. A quick Google Scholar search brings up hundreds of recent research papers on resilience and its role in mental health. And the World Health…

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Markham Heid

Markham Heid

I write about health, science, and psychology. My work has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, Vice, and elsewhere. I live in Germany.