I work with a lot of younger people that must do the same. Back in the depression It was a normal thing for many family members to do the same. It is a depression. Food cards have replaced the food lines there used to be back then, otherwise we would have them. Never give up. Use what knowledge you have to inform others.
What is it that you have a degree in?
Also, to some degree I feel like that sometimes to and I am well beyond your age. It's hard sometimes...I feel your pain. Try to enjoy some of your life with a hobby whenever possible to take your mind off reality while keeping up with what is going on. If you don't have a little fun you will drive yourself crazy!