Adversity in Life

An adverse life event can be devastating and leads to remarkable emotional distress.

Nevertheless, having to endure and cope with life challenges can also be empowering and fostering growth and positive changes within the person.   


Adversity can drive the individual to achieve higher standard of functioning than that existed prior to the event!

What kind of adversity have you experienced in your life?

Distressing Life Events

  • Discrimination

  • Bullying, rejections, betrayal

  • Romantic break-up

  • Loss of important relationships

  • Failure in grades

  • Neglect

  • Chronic illness

  • Losing jobs, missing out opportunities

  • Medical or mental crisis

Catastrophic Trauma

Experiencing or witnessing…

  • Disasters

  • Serious accidents

  • Assaults

  • Losing loved ones by suicide or homicide