How to Deal With Job-Search Depression | So much of who you are is wrapped up in work, but you are more than your job.
By Micaela Marini Higgs
Looking for a new job but having zero luck getting hired can be, to put it lightly, incredibly demoralizing.
As it turns out, “the data supports the conventional wisdom,” said Dan Witters, a principal and research director at the
Gallup National Health and Well-Being Index.
While research shows that people experience an increased sense of well-being just after losing their jobs, that trend
reverses if they’re still hunting after 10 to 12 weeks. On top of the obvious financial stress that comes with being
unemployed or underemployed, these groups also suffer from worse physical health, with rates of depression rising
among the unemployed the longer they go without finding work.