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Expat Depression | Expats Strugle with these common challenges

Apr 30, 2020

No one really understands what it’s like being an expat (especially if they’ve never done it themselves), and unfortunately, the things listed below are all part of the price we pay being expats. I’ve learned a lot since moving abroad, and most expats struggle with these things I’ve listed below just comes with the gig. […]

Expat South African in Canada Questions Q&A | Moving with Pets

I receive several emails a day from South Africans with immigration questions. I usually try get back to people as soon as possible, but admittedly, my email inbox does get away from me. While I do eventually get back to everyone, I do prefer compiling a list of Q&A’s online if I feel like it […]

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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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