I'll be honest - I don't know much about anxiety although I've been reading a little online. I don't think I've ever experienced an issue with it first hand. I've had moments when I've felt anxious or stressed out - public speaking, exams, periods when I've felt overburdened with work and family commitments, moments when I've felt really agitated with mistakes I've made or anger at actions and words of others and have felt physical manifestations of those feelings, but I don't think I've ever had an anxiety attack.
I see daily references here to ongoing anxiety issues. I have a few young people in my extended family who have started to have symptoms of periodic anxiety so it is something I'm trying to understand better so I can grasp what they are experiencing and be supportive where I can.
Is anxiety becoming more prevalent in society or are we just better about recognizing it, naming it, and talking about it?
I guess my thought is this could be a thread for sharing and talking about different aspects of life related to anxiety.