I think so too @piky. I believe no one in this life can avoid the Dark Forest. The good news is that we have the means to exit, no matter how deep we find ourselves in it! Precisely like you observed, we have external means e.g hobbies, community work etc.. and our own resilience to push us forward. But, the road to recovery only presents itself for us when we decided to get going :)
Thank you for your wonderful reflections here!