It'll help. It's helping me. Of course what REALLY helps also hurts just as bad. Thinking of yourself as wretched, low, and beyond help is easy. Realizing that you aren't pathetic and that you have the responsibility to be as good, as strong, as upright as you can be. Not only for yourself, but for anyone in your life who cares about you.
It's not that I can be a better person, it's that I have an obligation to be.