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As we all know the economy has been tough, and finding a job can give us the “unemployment blues.” During this season in life, it is natural to hide or lash out at others.
As we all know the economy has been tough, and finding a job can give us the “unemployment blues.” During this season in life, it is natural to hide or lash out at others. In school, we learn about that as the “fight or flight” instinct. Since losing and finding a job is a MAJOR life event that is attached to your very existence, it is easy to see why we would act that manner because money is tied to just about everything in our life, the need to stay working is vital. In fact, the longer someone goes without a job, the easier it is to get desperate and depressed, which can cause us to act in ways we normally wouldn’t, and if you have a predisposition to an emotional disablement, it could be worse.
In the article “When Job Loss Leads to Depression,” according to Luc Chabot, MEd, a psychotherapist in Montreal and founder of Relais Expert-Conseil, a firm specializing in workplace issues, how well a job loss is handled depends on many factors: age, financial situation, your ability to deal with stress, and any emotional disorders you might already have.”