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Video: Elder Bednar interviews YSA about the Church’s new emotional resilience course

The Church has released a brand new self-reliance course titled “Finding Strength in the Lord: Emotional Resilience,” which includes resources on topics like building emotional resilience, developing healthy thinking patterns, managing stress and anxiety, understanding sadness and depression, and overcoming anger.

Becca Ekberg, a young adult from Sandy, Utah, recently completed the emotional resilience course and shared her experiences in a new Church video. In the video, she said that before taking the course, she had difficulty knowing her purpose and dealing with her emotions in a healthy way. So when the course came up, she knew it would be beneficial for her.

“I knew I struggled and so I wanted to be able to identify the triggers and be able to have a plan to turn to that I’ll be able to use throughout my life,” Becca shared.

You can hear more about Becca’s journey in the video below:

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In conjunction with the launch of the new program, Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles sat down with Becca for a Q&A discussion about the new program. But in a unique twist, Elder Bednar was the one asking the questions and Becca shared her thoughts and feelings.

When Elder Bednar asked what role the ordinances and covenants of the restored gospel played in her journey, Becca said, “I think it comes down to the connection and the relationship with our Heavenly Father and our Savior, Jesus Christ. … [and that] is most important because in return I feel loved and that keeps me going.”

You can watch their full discussion in the player below:

The program is now available in English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish, with 10 more languages coming in March. Manuals and videos can all be accessed on the Church’s website or viewed on the Gospel Library app under Life Help.

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