Age of innocence  


Sir: Psychological resilience can enable young adolescents to better deal with the stresses and anxiety that are (a normal) part of life. Psychological resilience refers to an individual’s capacity to withstand stressors and not manifest psychological dysfunction, such as mental illness or persistent negative mood.

In our country adolescents are living constantly in a state of confusion and lack of guidance from teachers and parents. This pushes them towards risky behaviour and unhealthy activities. Pakistani adolescents need resilience training for coping with stressful situations otherwise our youth will remain directionless. It is the main responsibility of the state to provide healthy opportunities where our adolescents learn coping strategies and problem solving skills. Moreover, they need psychological resilience.

Rana Tassawar Ali