Djibouti - 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 in particular. This is a small, hot city in Sub-Saharan Africa. Some people struggle to adjust, but it's not specific to Djibouti. - May 2022

I think boredom sets in after a year and many people tend to stay indoors during the warm season around June to September. This is probably the toughest time of year because activities closes down due to the haboobs or sandstorms. - Apr 2018

Nothing stands out, but I will note that you have to juggle different workweek schedules and that can feel disorienting. For example, the Embassy workweek is Sunday-Thursday; Camp Lemonnier is Monday-Friday; and I understand the French schools (for those with kids attending) is Saturday-Wednesday. And of course, Washington is Monday-Friday. It takes getting used to, but we all adjust. - Jun 2016

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