Dealing with layoff can be extremely difficult. It is a leader among depression in today's time and can cause serious injury to one's health, both mentally and physically. Dealing with depression through medication can lead to other health problems including deeper depression and possibly death. Medication may be the answer to some, but there are other ways to fight the depression and deal with getting laid off.
Relax for a while. You have earned it. Killing yourself by worrying yourself to death is not going to make matters any better.
Understand that getting depressed and down about the situation is not going to help you or it. A loss of income cannot take away the best things in your life. Remember that there is a way in a place where there is the will.
Sign up for your unemployment, start your job search, but, whatever you do, don't stress it. Stress won't help you find a job or make any money.
Get something done that you have not had the time to do. Go clean out that pile of junk in the garage, or those stopped up gutters on the roof.
Look for other ways to make some extra cash. There are plenty marketing, publishing, and affiliate opportunities over the Internet, or good old fashion labor for a friend, family member, or neighbor.
Find a hobby. Paint. Draw. Fix something. Make something that you might be able to earn some money from until you can find another full-time job.
Go back to school. There are grants available. Get certified in something different. Broaden your horizon.
Whatever you do, do not sit around and do nothing!-this will surely lead to a depression, both physically and mentally, that will increase with every minute of every hour of every day. Get out, or get interactive on-line or on the phone with friends, family, and strangers. It is not the end of the world, and you are not going to die. This is your time to blossom, if anything, into something different, new, adventurous, and inspiring. Be favored and fortunate, for this is an opportunity for something better.