Resilient Bastrop Collaborative
Resilient Bastrop Collaborative is a county-wide initiative funded through The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. Bastrop County was chosen to receive this three-year, $400,000 grant to build on a community collaborative to assess, plan and implement strategies to become a healthier community that supports resilience, mental health and well-being.
The goal of this initiative is to “address a lack of understanding of how communities support resilience and mental health, the significant inequities that exist in Texas, the community conditions that contribute to mental health disparities, and how people come together to create and implement community-driven solutions. We seek to gain an improved understanding of the environments where community members live, learn, work, play, and pray, resulting in improved resilience, mental health, and well-being.
What is Resilience: The process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress- such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems or workplace and financial stressors. It means “bouncing back” from difficult experiences. (Hogg Foundation, 2018; & APA, n.d)