I recently read an article someone living with panic attacks had written. If your struggling with anxiety and panic attacks you should really read it. The most important thing you can do for yourself is to have compassion. Yes, compassion for yourself. You would have it for someone else going through struggles. Why not yourself?
If your not familiar with NAMI – the National Alliance on Mental Health, you can learn a lot about helping yourself as well as someone you love who is struggling with a mental illness.