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Expat Depression Expat Coping Tips with Homesickness and Loneliness

Jul 19, 2018

I realized this week that when I wrote “Things I Have Learned Since Moving Abroad”, I didn’t really touch on all the points why I struggled so much that first year — and maybe I need to clarify. You see, I had no idea that moving to Canada could trigger depression because no one talked about it. I’ve since found out that expat depression is an incredibly common mental health challenge associated with the stresses of global relocation. In fact, I found that our recent move to Calgary triggered my depression again. Isolated and lonely, again, I knew I had to do something — so here’s what helped.

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