Belgrade - Post Report Question and Answers

Are there any particular mental health issues that tend to crop up at post, such as Seasonal Affective Disorder (winter blues)?

Not to my knowledge. - Sep 2019

If you tend to get the winter blues, then, yes. I did. Night falls around 3;30 pm in December, January. For me, it was bad the first year (after 13 years without experiencing winter at all.) It got better, the second year. I never liked it, but you get used to it and wait for spring to come, and it does come. Otherwise, it's a great posting. - Jan 2019

It is dark at 3:30 pm in December. So, yes, long nights. Winter is not overly harsh. There are beautiful days often until the end of November. We didn't see a lot of snow, during our five years. Some, but not a lot. Spring can be beautiful. Summer gets really hot in Belgrade. I did get really depressed with the winter blues, the first year, after 13 years of no winter at all, but it got better. Now, we are in Africa and I see pictures of winter in Serbia and I almost miss it (almost). - Dec 2018

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