Frankfurt - 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)?

The winter here is long and hard. Every woman I have gotten to know at this Post is taking anti-depressants. That seems odd to me. - Aug 2023

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is REAL at this post and can sneak up on individuals that have never experienced ten months of grey weather. Many have "happy" lamps to help during the fall, winter and spring. The summers however are short, beautiful and mild. - Oct 2022

A lot of people get a happy light. - Feb 2022

You'll notice the mood across the whole city lift as you leave the darkness of winter. It can be a real challenge to get through a long, dark winter in particular if you are from a place year round sunshine. - Oct 2021

Bring a happy lamp! - Sep 2020

It is dark or gloomy hear a lot. Many people have mood lamps or may take vitamin d supplements for a good part of the year. - Mar 2020

Absolutely. Six long, dark months of rain, no sky coupled with terrible housing leads to the winter blues, and fast! - Mar 2020

There are all kinds of people who live on the Siedlung. - Feb 2020

Nothing like SAD but the close quarters of the housing compound can lead to some stress - late night noisy parties, dog bites neighbor's dog, etc. Everybody knows what everybody else is doing. A bit like living in a goldfish bowl. - Sep 2019

Not really, but Frankfurt can be pretty grey. Good news is that the RMO-P is based in Frankfurt. - Apr 2019

Some people have Seasonal Affective Disorder. - Jan 2017

The winters can be long and grey. It doesn't get especially cold here, but the days do get short and the weather can be grey and gloomy for extended periods of time. A lot of people posted here travel for work more than half of the time they're here (couriers, regional IT folks, etc.) which can take a toll on them and their families. - Aug 2016

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