Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the western world affecting 40 million adults in the United States alone or 18% of the population.
According to Beyondblue on average, one in four people will experience anxiety at some stage in their life. Over two million Australians experience anxiety.
Recently a good pastor friend of ours, Ian Parker, preached a sermon on this subject which we thought was a succinct prescription of how to deal with this malady.
Here are some of his notes on how to deal with this often private and painful subject:
Depression is the most common form of emotional pain. There are levels of depression. Normal – Clinical – Manic. While some depression is caused by a chemical imbalance, most is caused by unfulfilled expectations. (more…)