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For the past two years, a self-reliance group offered by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been helping people strengthen emotional resilience through a stronger connection to Jesus Christ.

The group materials known as the “Finding Strength in the Lord: Emotional Resilience” course are now available globally in 30 languages. The course teaches principles of the Savior’s gospel that build spiritual strength and help people develop healthy coping skills to meet the challenges of life.

“As we learn and practice emotional resilience in our own lives, we can feel greater hope, which can anchor us to the Savior during tempestuous trials,” said Bishop L. Todd Budge, Second Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric. “And as we become more resilient ourselves, we can be a light for others amid their trials. Even in the midst of our trials, we can find hope and give hope to others by learning and practicing emotional resilience, including the skills taught in [this] course.”

The group focuses on skills such as developing healthy thinking patterns, managing stress and anxiety, understanding sadness and depression, overcoming anger and moving forward with faith in Jesus Christ.

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