A nurse is caring for clients in the mental health clinic. A women comes to the clinic complaining of insomnia and anorexia. The patient tearfully tells the nurse that she was laid off from a job that she had held for 15 years. Which of the following responses, if made by the nurse, is MOST appropriate?

  • “Did your company give you a severance package?”

  • “Focus on the fact that you have a healthy, happy family.”

  • “Losing a job is common nowadays.”

  • “Tell me what happened.”