Job Loss = Grief. How To Deal.

Losing your job can be as emotionally devastating as anything. “Why wasn’t I good enough?” you wonder. “Why me?” Even if hundreds of your colleagues also got pink-slipped. Even if your whole division closed. You still can’t shake that voice, sometimes, whispering “I’m a failure.

If you’re feeling down, don’t try to go it alone. The Job Goddess, a partner of the 405 Club (so called because that’s what your weekly unemployment bennies max out at), has posted some resources for you if you’re depressed but think you can’t afford mental health treatment.

Among the suggestions:
-Call the state mental health office in your area and ask for an agency that accepts sliding scale fees for payment.
-Join some job loss clubs in your area. These groups have mushroomed all over the place because millions are out of work. It does a world of good to know we are not alone. We are not freaks of nature because of our loss.
-Etc etc. Please don’t go it alone; this stuff is serious.