...then it's actually a GREAT way to forget bad things in the past. The best thing in the world you can do for the wounded mind is to occupy it with something interesting and challenging to do, at least something pleasing and rewarding.
I've built one of the biggest electronics labs I've personally ever seen, not even the technical schools I've visited can match it, and I have to admit...just the building process itself (you know, getting the parts off eBay, the local flea markets, ham-fest, local radio amateurs and electronics stores that are closing down and selling out) is a lot of fun, in fact - to me...it's downright addictive.
I've had some seriously though times in my life, more than I care to mention here - and I think both the electronics lab (and being a Christian) has literally saved my life many times over. There is nothing so soothing to my mind than to be able to safely close my lab-doors, sit down in front of my huge stash of millions and millions of brand new components acquired for pocket-cash (really petty cash!) - knowing...I could literally build a time machine in there.
Away from people, away from messy interfering thoughts, away from everything that's bad. Just ME and pure science. I love it. Nothing like it in this world (to me).
So yes, by ALL means get into electronics, it is SO rewarding.