I'm new here and I was wondering if anyone had decent suggestions on dealing with depression and anxiety. For years I've been an on and off drinker/ pill popper. A few months ago I tried to stop all of that, started therapy (talk and drug), and finding hobbies & busy work to keep my mind occupied. Trouble is I keep hitting bumps in the road and occasionally roll back downhill into old habits. Every time I try something new like video games, shopping, exercise, etc. I stay interested for a couple of weeks & get bored with it, so I have to find something new. As far as therapy goes I feel like I'm getting something from talking, but I haven't found the right meds yet to help. When I'm sober & lucid, my mind is always racing and I do everything possible to keep from leaving my apartment & I can't sleep much at all without a couple of drinks first. I won't go into specifics, but I'll say that I was diagnosed with OCD and PTSD. I'm posting in the suicide forum because, yes, I do think about it very often. I'm sure once my shrink & I find the right meds that my mood will improve a little, but until then (and even after for that matter) does anyone that's in a similar situation to mine have any suggestions about coping and making it through the day with at least a lesser degree of anxiety and misery?