I truly appreciate all those who took time to respond to my post. Your words are very appreciated.
My diet is healthy and I do avoid Sugar (except for the occasional homemade baguette or dinner roll). I know I don't get enough sleep, but that can't be helped due to my job.
I did post on the Depression forum yesterday as well. Most of my anxiety and feelings of hopelessness stem from my work/financial situation. I suppose that's not uncommon, not that it makes it any easier to deal with.
Recently I have developed in interest in Buddhism, so that is definitely something I want to learn more about. Counseling is another avenue I've considered taking. Having others make these suggestions and recommendations makes me feel I am in the presence of kindred spirits and not so alone after all.
Again, I sincerely appreciate all of the wonderful responses I have gotten here. I truly feel this website is a blessing.