Lose your job, lose your life: trauma of being laid off can include health problems

In the NYT, a terribly sad article about a series of deaths among steel mill workers who were laid off, with little hope for gainful re-employment. The trauma of losing your job, studies show, can have a powerful negative effect on your health. The story's all the more tragic when you consider the large and ever-growing numbers of capable but unemployed men and women in the US, just like the men in this story.