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Unemployment (and Depression)

Updated 09/27/2016

Dealing with Unemployment and Depression

Unemployment can bring on depression for anyone.  The secret is for the job seeker to recognize this condition and seek help through through the many resources that are available.  If in doubt, find it out. Depression can be a very serious medical condition if not addressed by appropriate resources and impact the ability of the person to find work.

If you need help, contact your Moderator, or agencies for resources you can potentially obtain help from before it becomes too big.

Below are articles you can review.  Taking early action can make a significant difference to your health and the long term success of you and your family.  It is better to seek help and worry whether it was not needed later than to do diagnosed and treated.

The articles below cover stress or "the Blues" from a variety of potential sources.

Memphis needs all the good workers it can find and to keep them!  Don't put the "smile face on" just to hide problems you are having.  Some of the greatest problems we see in Career Transition is just knowing what to do, who you can talk to, how to rework some plans.
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Title & Web LinkSource
Blow Off Post-Holiday Blues WebMD 
Coping with Depression & Unemployment WebMD 
Coping with Holiday Job Search Blues Psychology Today 
Coping with the Stress of Layoff and Unemployment University of Berkeley 
Depression Is Making Unemployment Longer [Editorial] The Ladders - Marc Cenedella 
Depression Self Assessment The Mayo Clinic 
Does The Job Of Your Dreams Exist? PsychologyToday.com 
Emotional Issues with Layoffs/Separations/Downsizing/... The Ladders - Marc Cendella 
Failure Doesn't Mean It's Over PsychologyToday.com 
Families Taking Charge: Dealing with Unemployment Virginia Tech 
High-Tech Unemployment WebMD 
Myths and Facts About Your Moods [Quiz] WebMD 
Overcoming Unemployment, Reclaiming Spirit PsychologyToday.com 
Stress, Depression and The Holidays: Tips for Coping The Mayo Clinic 
Survive Unemployment with Moral Support Palm Beach Post 
TOP TIPS FOR JOB HUNTERS: Use The Dogtown Legacy to Stay Upbeat and Succeed in Your Job Search  PsychologyToday.com 
Turn Your Face to The Sun & The Shadow Falls Behind You Jan Goldstein in Reader's Digest (Slide Show) 
Unemployment Blues: Emotional Damage Control  
Unemployment Blues: Mind Over Mood Job Post Canada 
Unemployment Blues: The Mixed Emotions of Finding a Job EmploymentNowACME.com 
Unemployment, Redundancy, and Dismissal. An Emotional Ride! JobBankUSA.com 
Unemployment Survival: Taking Back Control 50Plus.com 
Weathering The Storm PsychologyToday.com 
Your Layoff, Your Brain: How to Get Out of Your Own Way [Editorial] The Ladders - Marc Cenedella 
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