Mentally sometimes, I just wonder how therapists do it. You have people coming in everyday, basically unloading all this trauma onto you; I think they must have a sponge or something to catch it all. I’m emotionally tired sometimes when people are done talking. Two hours of them crying and sharing this really horrific stuff that happens to people, and I’m not trained in dealing with trauma. It’s difficult, I wish we had a little more training in how to deal with trauma because we are exposed to it all the time, and that’s not safe for your own mental state. It’s a very fun work environment, but it can be kind of heavy. So self-scare is really important, sometimes you really need it. At the same time, you sort of feel guilty if you are away from work for a week, like your campaign is going to die.

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