In their "Room for Debate" blog, the New York Times offers some helpful advice in various industries about courses of action when you're laid off, why you shouldn't blame yourself, and ways of dealing with dire circumstances.
The Wall Street Journal produced this package of multimedia reports documenting a North Carolina family's struggle with health coverage as the economy unravels. What caught my eye: the church community helped pay for expensive medication necessary for the three children, but, now that people are losing their jobs, the family's safety net is in jeopardy.
Listen to Parker Palmer's 2007 speech at The Boston Public Library. He speaks about his concepts of identity and integrity, and how people of all professions can live with more congruence between their inner and outer lives.