Hi openheart and welcome to WAP.
I am also sorry to hear about the grief and turmoil in your life.
I don't think that you can expect to find wise counceling from a prisoner, but I do think that there is something therapeutic about doing something nice for someone else. It will help to take your mind off your own woes.
Best wishes and happy writing.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly.
Cowards are cruel, but the brave love mercy.
"The purpose of life is to contribute, in some way, to making things better" Robert F. Kennedy