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“Feeling frustrated, isolated or upset” and “I can’t find someone to talk to” are common phrases that come from expats when you feel isolated. In addition to the challenges faced in adapting to a new culture, people who move to a different location may crave their previous social networks, the warmth of a pleasant smile or the gaze of understanding on the part of a friend. Once the magic of a high salary and a luxurious lifestyle fades, people may find it difficult to fill the void created by the lack of social and emotional support on the part of partners, family and friends, given that it is these things that really keep us “in good shape” in the world.

Do you pass by people in the streets, metro stations, and offices yet still feel lonely? Are your days busy with work or are you busy with an endless drive for success?

If you are plagued by persistent negative feelings and feel your inability to build supportive social networks, prepare a healthy lifestyle, or perceive isolation affecting your quality of life, then you may be one of the millions around the world who suffer from depression, which is widespread Expatriates.

How do you recognize it?

Some common signs of depression include:

  • Feeling frustrated, unhappy, or sad most of the time
  • Inability to enjoy time or enjoy many things as before
  • Feeling tired or exhausted most of the time
  • Feeling difficulties with falling asleep, such as finding it difficult to fall asleep, interrupting sleep or waking up early in the morning
  • Changing the eating pattern (overeating, loss of appetite)
  • Feeling irritable most of the time, and easy to shed tears
  • Having difficulty focusing on work or studies, which affects your level of performance
  • Feeling of headache, muscle tightening and fatigue, severe breathing, or other physical symptoms for which the general practitioner was unable to find a medical explanation
  • Feeling worthless or unacceptable of people, or disinterested in anyone
  • Feeling that you have caused yourself or the people you love to fail

What should you do?

If you or someone you know has symptoms of depression, then help should be sought.

According to reports issued by the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is the second leading cause of disability, and it is expected that it will be the first in 2020. Once it is known or suspected that you are suffering from depression, it takes immediate care and specialized professional help to be able to Safely overcome adversity and recover.

Depression is a treatable disease. There are many useful antidepressant medications that can help restore the chemical balance in your mind, restore your previous mood, normal functioning and feel good again. It is also possible to treat depression without medication, or with a combination of medications and treatments. Adequate psychotherapy is important to help you manage stress, gain successful coping skills, and change your negative thoughts.

Specifically designed to meet your needs, experiences and medical history. With the support we provide, we can help you treat your depression and restore positive mental health.

For more information on how we can help you, you can get consultations over the online, where we can provide you with details about depression and Anxiety counselling . If you would like to consult, call us today or download our Depression and anxiety counselling App

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