I don't center my workouts on my emotions, or get in the gym in order to share gym selfies with my bros. I may not even train in the gym, because I sometimes prefer the solitude of the outdoors, my garage, my room, etc.
No, my training is not a crutch; my training is a ladder. I don't train to support me when I'm down, but to bring me to greater heights, whether I feel my best or my worst. My training can pull me out of dark places, but it can also give new perspectives when I'm at a well-lit stage of my life.
My training helps me to build community. It allows me to walk next to my comrades instead of creating a contest of who can put themselves on a higher pedestal. It gives me enough strength to share it with those who have trouble finding their own.
My training is a part of who I am, and cannot be separated from the source. My training is not a crutch.