“Been a rough month, stress is building up and I'm fine at work, as soon as I'm off though, I breakdown. Seen too much tragedies lately and they are starting to take over my mind. I'm in the fire service and try to hide my anxieties to the guys on my shift. Realized I'm self medicating with booze a little too much and cut back recently. I feel like I'm normal on the outside but a broken man on the inside. I just want to feel normal”

Posted anonymously in Sanvello's Work Stress community.