Mental health problems are difficult to signal. Fortunately our awareness about many mental health problems has increased somewhat in recent years. But are we sensitive to anxiety disorders, the most common mental health disorder over the lifespan?
Within the blink of an eye, the world around us has changed, in ways we could not have imagined. The world, which we (especially the people living in relatively stable and wealthy parts of the globe) often interpret as makeshift, seems uncertain and unpredictable at best, simply terrifying at worst.
We human beings excel at worrying. We have a well-honed ability to think all about the distant future, and to anticipate all the happy and not-so-happy events that await us. When we are faced with problems we cannot solve, these problems continue to float around in our memories.