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Just wanted to share some tips with you they may or may not work however I think sleeping tips will help!
To assist insomnia try startiung a sleep ritual, going to bed at a consistent time, no tv before bed or scary movies things that will stimulate the mind hot baths/showers try reading a book to unwind, most of all relax as much as you can mentally and physically put up a sign in your room with a positive message that you see before going off to sleep relax you will sleep smiley face. The least you worry the more likely you will drop off to sleep!!
One thing I learnt the hard way about anxiety was the racing thoughts I would have and trying to understand what they mean or how to control them...... well the brain is as much your friend as it is your enemy, DONT analyse every thought its wasted energy. easy to say I know but give that a try ?
some people try writing down the thoughts the issues they have with panic attacks and put them aside until they are relaxed and less likely to be worried by them dedicate a day to read through the thoughts? I found for me being the man in the mirror worked looking back at myself and saying 'Hey man what are you worried about nothing is happening its just your brain' Since the citalopram I have had every side effect but remained positive as the long game is recovery fixing the problem with meds.
For depression focus on being active keep yourself positively busy, make sure you do plenty of fun enjoyable activities! work only to live not live to work ! Force yourself to smile several times a day silly you may think but it has a physiological effect on one self.
When you have a down day remeber tomorrow will be better its temporary! I hope some oif these may help you great people your all very brave I feel your pain hang in there
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