Spiritual preparedness is primary; the crisis and incipient collapse has been unleashed only because the demonic powers have decided that the West is ready for it.
Phase One was corruption through the sins of lust and greed - the sexual revolution and consumerism.
Phase Two has just begun: corruption through the sins of fear and despair (and make no mistake: these are sins).
Our only antidote to fear and despair is perfect love, faith, trust in the promises of Jesus Christ - that we can follow him through death to eternal resurrection in Heaven..
All that happens in our earthly mortal life is directed towards that ultimate destination.
Lacking such a perspective; fear and despair (and therefore deliberately-chosen damnation) are highly likely, if not inevitable.
(Which currently explains the demonic strategy.)
Assuming I am correct about the shift to Phase Two (long-prepared) - here is a prediction:
Look-out for the moment when the mass media start discussing/ seeding the idea of
escape by suicide (for those who haven't already thought about it) as a response to the crisis and collapse - then (deniably) encouraging suicide - finally preaching suicide as a public duty.
Note: As with all sins; it is by motivation that suicide is sinful; e.g. when suicide is a response to ineradicable and spiralling fear and despair with the objective of destruction of the soul, the self. This class of suicidal act is self-damning - because a consequence of (and an expressed belief-in) materialism, nihilism, denial-hatred of God and divine Creation; and rejection of Christ's offer of resurrection into Heaven.