The prevention of stress-related mental disorders is becoming increasingly important in western societies affecting each year approximately 120 million European Union citizens. The term resilience describes the ability of people to maintain or regain mental health during or after adverse life events, or in simpler words not to become mentally ill despite significant psychological or physical burdens. Examining the underlying mechanisms of resilience and developing measures to secure and promote optimal functioning of these mechanisms is being performed in the German Resilience Center (Deutsches Resilienz Zentrum, DRZ). This new research center was founded in 2014, and Klaus Lieb, Marianne Müller and Oliver Tüscher are research group leaders at the DRZ.
For more information see: https://german-resilience-center.uni-mainz.de