Throughout the last decade anxiety has been on the rise. Presently anxiety is the most prevalent mental health issue we face. One in five people struggle with anxiety across the developmental span: children, adolescents and adults. Unfortunately many people suffer in silence. Anxiety is a survival emotion meant to keep us safe from danger. Anxiety acts like an alarm system in our bodies that lets us know when we might be in unsafe or harmful situations. For some people the anxiety alarm system is alerted when there is no danger or our body alarm can be going off with an intensity we cannot manage. There is no doubt that within our culture many contributing factors increase the presence of anxiety in our lives. Problem arise when anxiety inhibits us from participating in aspects of our lives that we desire. Courage is the bridge that allows us to feel our anxiety and participate in our desired situation.
Types of Anxiety