Did you know that April is Stress Awareness Month? Yes, amidst the blooming flowers (and, with it, substantial allergies) April encourages us to reflect on stress and how best to manage it. Now, let’s take time to focus on a life event that mental health professionals rank as one of the most stressful experiences of modern life: job loss.Given the lasting damage it can cause to one’s well-being and sense of self, job loss is now considered to be on par with divorce, financial disaster, and even the death of a loved one. At this point, some mental health experts recognize the symptoms of PTSD (or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) among those who have been fired or laid off. If you believe you may suffer from this, take action promptly to ensure success in your current (or future) job. If you’ve been dismissed and you’re having a hard time putting this experience behind you, know that you’re not alone. In fact, if this sounds familiar, you may benefit from a conversation with a professional therapist. Here are a few key things to keep in mind as you navigate the road to recovery and resolution.