“I work at the National Suicide Prevention lifeline. My job is to talk people down from suicide and listen to their stresses and problems. I’ve been realizing day after day of this has really affected me. I’ve been getting depressed and anxious. I also work nights, Monday-Friday 12 am-6 am. Someone asked me tonight “you are 23, why in the world would you be doing this job, it is depressing!” And I didn’t have an answer for them.”

Posted anonymously in Pacifica's Work Stress community.