Pioneering Resilience

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We are pioneering a Human Resilience Movement!

What does that mean?

National Resilience Institute (NRI) has organically grown from a local grassroots community resiliency project to a nonprofit organization working to support communities across the country to grow human resilience.

We fulfill our mission by conducting research, educating those invested in building human resilience, and convening global conversations with world-class researchers, educators, and practitioners who share our passion for nurturing hope and co-creating effective solutions.

In today’s reality, preparing for and responding to psychosocial disruptions has become a universal challenge to sustainability and well-being. Together, we can innovate ways to equip humanity to respond with strength to the most pressing demands of modern day living.

Human Resilience

We have an urgent need to build personal and psychosocial resilience to grow strength and the capacity to respond to current and pending demands. This goes beyond bolstering physical resources and infrastructures and mitigating active threats.

While preparing for the physical trauma caused by loss of property, water and food shortages, personal injury, the impairment or loss of loved ones, and illness, we must also prepare for the psychosocial impacts of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, hopelessness, violence, family dysfunction, and the breaking down of social bonds that happen as a result of these physical traumas.

Our evidence-informed frameworks create a normative belief that it is part of our human experience to use adversity as opportunities to learn, grow, and even thrive.


NRI actively collaborates with local, national, and international organizations to build widespread levels of human resilience for the safety, health, and well-being of families, communities, and entire societies.

Together we are systematically creating a movement to harness our collective knowledge and experiences to forge supports that assist and advance local responses to traumatic disruptions and the devastating psychological impact that they wield.

These projects bring to life our vision of a unified global conversation that can be used to fuel local efforts to create inclusive environments of connectedness, improve health throughout the lifespan, and respond to traumatic events with strength.

Connecting and Equipping Human Resilience Builders

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