Yes, before you even have to use your mind to look at traditional methods of making you feel better, you get to watch a short (50 mins) film. I would urge you to go and watch The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off (from outside the UK you may need to install some software like Expatshield to watch this), the story of Jonny Kennedy.

Jonny died in 2003 aged 36. He had a terrible genetic condition called Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) – which meant that his skin literally fell off at the slightest touch, leaving his body covered in agonising sores and leading to a final fight against skin cancer. Which hardly sounds like a film to make you feel better…

In his last months Jonny decided to work with filmmaker Patrick Collerton to document his life and death, and the result was a film, first broadcast in March 2004, that was an uplifting, confounding and provocatively humorous story of a singular man. Not shying away from the grim reality of EB, the film was also a celebration of a life lived to the full. Seeing the bravery this young boy exhibited, and what he managed to do with his life despite the pain he was in, I hope might inspire you to look at your current problems in a different light.

You are also recommended to watch the DVD Christopher Reeve: Hope in Motion, available from many online stores. Another story of a man overcoming incredible adversity.