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

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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