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

The constant surveillance may weigh on some people. Knowing you have no privacy is a burden. If the bilateral relationship continues to deteriorate, there may be additional challenges and frustrations for USG employees living here. - Jul 2020

Feeling like I'm being listened to and watched all the time (even in our apartments I'm sure there are hidden cameras) takes a toll. Personally, I cannot wait to leave. - Nov 2019

Not having your Chinese understood can make you feel helpless at times. - Oct 2017

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