Mental health as an expat or not is more than trying to keep a positive frame of mind.
Mental health.gov states that it is not only about our mental health, but also our psychological and social well-being.
In short how we feel, think and act.
Mental health issues can affect everyone.
There is no age limit and males and females are just as likely as each other to suffer from it.
How do you feel?
Do you feel like you can cope with your everyday tasks?
Are you feeling secure and confident in who you are?
Do you feel isolated and alone?
How are you sleeping?
Do you have a short temper?
Do you feel like your head is so full that you cannot take in any new information?
Are you having trouble concentrating?
Are you pulling away from others?
Do you take care of yourself?
If you answer ‘no’ to any of these questions, then I’m afraid that you are not in a good place at the moment.
But that is okay.
According to Harvard medical school, mental health problems can present itself first as back pain, stomach pain and insomnia.
For ideas on how you can avoid mental health issues, as an expat, follow this link to next week’s blog.
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