Anxiety is a condition that can be crippling for many people, and in today's world there are many causes that contribute to people's symptoms. The current state of world affairs and our attitudes towards anxiety and other mental illness also play a factor in how people perceive anxiety in themselves and others.
There are some encouraging trends occurring in our society concerning anxiety and other mental illnesses. Many people have come forward and explained their feelings and the symptoms to employers, friends, family and others more openly than ever before. People disclosing their conditions and being honest about their feelings are arriving in huge numbers, and anxiety as well as other mental illnesses are becoming less stigmatized and more accepted gradually
Employers have also taken notice of these conditions in a more practical and helpful manner in many places. Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) are in place in many workplaces that make it possible for workers to get the help that they need. Also on all levels of society, people are becoming more accepting of those with anxiety and other mental illnesses. In past times people looked down on those who had issues, but these days it is becoming acceptable and desirable to disclose your issues if you have them.
Humanity is at a turning point in history, and many are willing to extend themselves to those who have anxiety or other mental issues and make it a point to help those who suffer in many ways where they did not before. Many people don't really know what to say if they've never experienced any of these issues before themselves, however this is not stopping people from being more accepting of anxiety and other mental illnesses these days.