I work in health care and made a work error and lied about it. I don't know why my first instinct was to lie. it has never happened to me, so out of character. I always admit when I don't know something. this time I lied. no one was hurt. I feel so guilty I don't know what to do. being overworked is a big deal and your head is on the line. we are afraid of admitting to being over worked and only when shit hits the fan do you realize how much we all need to take care of our mental health on a daily basis. this will haunt me for the rest of my life. I will most definitely never do this again. there are no words to describe how I currently feel and will carry this with me for a long time.