In just over a week time, on January 21st, it will be Blue Monday, which is claimed to be the most depressing day of the year. Though the scientific basis of Blue Monday is shaky at best, many internationals will agree that it is challenging to keep up your spirits in the grey and rainy weeks after the Holiday period.
Being an international and adjusting to life in a foreign country can be hard at any given day of the year. It can leave you feeling isolated, sad, and lonely. It can even lead to anxiety and depression.
We at Healthcare for internationals hear stories of internationals that feel insecure, are sometimes ashamed of their feelings, and are afraid to discuss them even with friends and family.
Please take part in our survey on mental health in The Netherlands
Last month we started a survey to research experiences that internationals have (or have had) with these challenges. More particularly we want to learn to what extent internationals have been able to cope with these issues and if they found adequate support in The Netherlands. The outcome of this research will help (mental) healthcare providers to improve their support to internationals.
if you haven’t already done so, please participate in a short anonymous survey, even if you haven’t experienced any mental challenges. It will take about 5-10 minutes of your time.
Thank you for your participation.
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