You missed the most important part of what I was trying to say. The important part is that we all need to receive and we all need to give. Not only that, but we all have something to give... no matter what our situation is. You, Kevin, have something to give to others. Sometimes when we are supportive of others, it even helps us to be more supportive of ourselves.
Have you ever seen the book, "You Can Heal Your Life"? It's not about helping other people, but I do think it would help you to see things differently. The great thing about the book is that you can do the exercises without having to buy any equipment, any special food, or invest anything other than a willingness to change and the time to work on it. It talks about healing on every level. You can buy it on Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/You-Can-Heal-Your-Life/dp/0937611018/sr=8-1/qid=1158279367/ref=pd_bbs_1/104-6680501-6837554?ie=UTF8&s=books) for just over $10 or could even buy a used copy for less than a dollar! Check it out... what have you got to lose?