Depression and expat life: something we don’t talk about enough

Today i had to repost all my old blogs as part of setting up this new wordpress site and I thought… jeeez I really need to stop moaning and get off the subject of depression etc… having read this Im thinking ‘Nah, its ok. I might be ok right now but others out there might not be… so here’s a reblog of an awesome blog that deals with this exact subject

I wasn’t going to write a post today. I have a busy week with school assemblies and meetings and work to catch up on. I’m trying to do a final read-through of the Survival Guide before sending it to the proof-reader. The washing needs doing….there’s mouths to feed…you know the score.

But as I scrolled through my Facebook feed this morning, something caught my eye. One of my online ex-expat friends Nicola had posted something about today being “time to talk about mental health” with a supporting campaign called “Take 5“. As I read the post,  I wondered how many expats suffered from depression or other mental health issues – and how many of them (us) ever talk about it.

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According to the Take 5 campaign, one in four of us will suffer from some sort of mental health issue every year. Now, I am no expert on…

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