There's always hope, when all else fails, but it turns out that hope will make you miserable.
A US study has found that chronically ill people who are told that they should suck-it-up, because this is as good as it gets, adjusted to their permanently hopeless state and were quite happy six months later. They got on with things.
By contrast, chronically ill people who are told they they would get better clung with miserable desperation to their pitiful pocket of hope and were not happy for it. Six months later they were still sacrificing happy-days for living in hope. They didn't get on with things.
Offering hope might not be the best medicine.