After layoffs what next? A Person’s Mental Health Gradually Improves in the Weeks After a Layoff The mental health of people who are unemployed takes a hit at first but gradually improves over 10 to 12 weeks, according to a team led by Connie R. Wanberg of the University of Minnesota. After that, it drops slightly if rejections continue to pile up. 72% of the 177 participants in the study found employment within the 20-week span of the research. Here are…