There is hope in this poem despite the pain I know so well. I was on a short depressive wave but still debilitating and deadly. Your words do comfort me which makes no sense, but they do probably because they express honesty which to me those who express honestly are highly regarded and highly respected.
"Truly, once the Way is lost,
There comes then virtue;
Virtue lost, comes then compassion;
After that morality;
And when thats lost, there's etiquette,
The husk of all good faith,
The rising point of anarchy"
Verse 38 Tao Te Ching
...and from here I begin the process to heal.