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Are there any particular mental health issues that tend to crop up at post, such as Seasonal Affective Disorder (winter blues)?
People who stick to Praia tend to get island fever pretty quickly. It's also a very, very small post, which can be challenging. People who get out and enjoy the people, the music, the ocean, and nature tend to thrive here. Traveling to the other islands, or even a daytrip out of Praia, tends to be enough to dampen island fever. The only way to catch the winter blues here is to lock yourself in a dark room, which might also be a sign of other mental health issues. The sun shines almost everyday of the year. - Dec 27, 2017