There are times when life experiences are overwhelming and even traumatic. But in the face of adversity, it is the people and resources we have to turn to that make all the difference. In March, the California Endowment hosted “Health Happens with Everyday Courage,” a conference that brought together celebrities and community leaders to support community-based solutions for building resilience to chronic stress and trauma. During the half-day event, inspiring creatives and community members shared their tales of resilience and brought out the everyday courage in all of us. While daily stress is normal, traumatic stress, especially without the right support, is strongly associated with increases in the risks of lifelong physical and socio-emotional health problems.
In the video above, VoiceWaves spoke to attendees about the different ways that courage and peace can help inspire collective action.
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