Feeling borderline suicidal over career prospects

Hey everyone - deliberately trying to keep this a little vague for confidentiality. really don't know what to do anymore, made some early career mistakes and moved around too much and have top good brand names but recently laid off, recruiting has been an uphill battle and just don't know what to do anymore and wish it was all over. I'm still early in my career

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2mo 

If you are feeling suicidal please reach out for help, talk to a therapist, any support network (friends, family, etc) this is a serious thing. 

As for the job prospects, etc I will say two things:

1) a job/your comp doesn't define you, so don't put all this pressure on yourself. Life can be great, try to find some balance

2) you are early in your career, you have plenty of opportunities to makeup for this. I went from a pretty dead end career path at 28-30 to my dream job over 5-6 years. It can happen later in your career. 

2mo 
optiver_guy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Agree with this. Also I felt bad as well for a very loong period of time, and sometimes also now but if you just wait it will get better. Seek help if you need it, but keep also in mind that

1) time will help you feel better

2) you need to be resilient, if you give up you lose, if you keep trying you will eventually win

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Arroz con Pollo, what's your opinion? Comment below:

You need to get your priorities in order. A job is high up on the list, but your health and family are far more important. Getting laid off isn't the end of the world. You are still alive. You are breathing. Ending that because you got laid off from a job that didn't care about you to begin with is absorb thinking.

Ik I'm not being the nicest rn but wake tf up brother. Do not let them win - overcome this. If you apply yourself into finding another job rather than feeling sad because you lost a job, you will get another job.

I was laid off from a horrible job. It took me over 6 months to find another one. My family made fun of me and I didn't tell my friends as I was ashamed. I felt horrible. Applied to over 500 jobs and only got one offer after 500+ rejections.

Now I work at another company and it's awesome. I make double what I was making 2 years ago. My coworkers are amazing. I got lucky, but that's life. It was a combination of luck and perseverance that got me to where I am today.

What good does it do to lament our woes out into the void of life? Instead, let us persevere as men and seize what we desire.

You've had your sappy time. Get out there and get that next job. I am rooting for you. You aren't alone in your crucible.

2mo 
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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