Anxiety: What, Who, and How to Fight It

woman with anxiety or depression in the rain

We tend to hear this word more now than ever – anxiety. It’s usually partnered with the word “stress.”

Statistics tell us that in the United States, 18% of Americans over 18 years old have anxiety. Perspective: for every 100 friends you have on Facebook, at least 18 of them suffer from anxiety.

Medically speaking, the condition is treatable, but less than half of sufferers actually seek treatment. When I say “treatment,” I’m talking about medical treatment, with therapy, drugs, lifestyle changes, and things like that. Spiritual treatment is not included in the statistic, but I guarantee you that the percentage of the 40 million anxiety sufferers who seek spiritual counsel or “treatment” is extremely low.

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