I've got a new post up over on my Forbes blog PINK SLIPPED. This one is about what to do if you lose your job, and you don't want to have a mental breakdown. Print and cut for a handy guide that you can put in your wallet or purse for when you really need it.
Six years ago, I had what amounted to a nervous breakdown. For several months, I was suicidal. Eventually, I emerged from the fog.[Read it]
Several years later, when I secured a full-time job as an editor, I wondered occasionally what would happen if I was let go. Would I have another nervous breakdown?
Employed, it was hard to say. Unemployed, I got my answer.