To feel worthy is one of the deepest human longings. We are born with an innate need to feel love, belonging and connection. And it isn't just psychological. It's primal. When we don't get these things as a child, it can have long term consequences in a person's life, both mental and physical. Treatment for mental illness is a big business for a reason. We are in dire need of worthiness - that assurance and knowledge that we are valued, cherished and loved.