Not sure what sort of response this will get on here but thought id ask anyway. At my current job, which is tbh, my first 'real' job (everything else has been part time) My department is under a massive amount of strain just now due to massive work loads and low staffing levels. We have a huge project on at the moment which seems to be running into brick walls at every turn which has resulted in some rather peeved clients shouting, waving fingers and generally being rather 'aggressive' towards me and our department. And going way above our heads so right now I feel like an ant in a sunny day with 20 annoyed clients/directors/bosses etc etc playing about with a magnifying glass. Now, wither they have a foot to stand on is another argument as we can explain away a number of the problems on factors which are well out of our control. Anyway, the project was kicked started by people who have now left the company, just as things are reaching their critical point and just when we started running into walls. So me, and my boss have been left with the baby so to speak. Learning about the project as we go and fire fighting left and right. My boss has been stressed out to the max and is now signed off by the doctor. I too am beginning to crack and I dont know if I should talk to someone in the company, there isn't really anything anyone can do to help in our HR department as to help requires a level of technical knowledge and training etc and the people we need are all taken/busy. So, would it be worth contacting HR to make them aware that im under quite a bit of stress at the moment considering theres not really anything they can do for me other than go 'uh-hu....uh-hu...ohh....uh-hu...really'