Makes it seem less bad, I guess.
I'd be interested in knowing more about this - what were the circumstances of *getting* the 6K? Seems weird that they could claw that back.
Anyway, very sorry to hear and I feel for you. Everyone is going to tell you that you'll be fine, yada yada. My only advice is to use it as an opportunity to learn more about yourself and what you want out of life. Setbacks in life happen to most people, but IMO the barometer for overcoming them is not necessarily to put yourself in the same place you were before the setback, but to get to a better place, or maybe just a different place that is more attuned to what you want out of life.