Resiliency & Vulnerability in Mental Health

Supporting Resiliency

Resiliency is defined as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. A variety of factors contribute to building resiliency and encouraging people to seek help and support is a key step.

Some populations are more vulnerable to mental health challenges, and building resiliency in these populations is particularly important. Mental health challenges can impact anyone at any time, which is why researching effective community and social tools to support individuals is ongoing process.


At the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research and Education, we are committed to bring educational resources to our community. Resources

Research Highlights


Supporting Resiliency in Times of Uncertainty: A Mental Health Perspective

Experts from the University of Calgary's Mathison Centre discuss supporting resilience in individuals, families, and systems in times of uncertainty?


Depression And Anxiety Double In Youth Compared To Pre-Pandemic

Dr. Sheri Madigan, PhD, believes that the unpredictability of the pandemic is contributing to this increase.


Mental Health Initiative for Stress and Trauma (MIST)

MIST studies the intersection of stress, brain trauma and mental health, and how each of these affect overall wellness.

Other Resources

  • Roots of Resiliency Program - UCalgary
    Roots of Resiliency is a seven-week program designed to foster resilience, support academic success and help students navigate through change and challenging times
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
    CMHA Calgary builds awareness and provides education and support for individuals and families living with a mental health or substance use concern, and a loss by suicide.
  • Community Education Service
    Community Education Service (CES) offers upwards of 100 FREE, online presentations each year. Our expert speakers deliver timely, credible information and best-practice strategies to support the development and mental health of a child or youth in your life.