Colombo - 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)?

Personally, I find this post very difficult from a mental health standpoint. It is hard to make friends, isolated, and there isn't much to do. Especially since the onset of COVID-19 it feels like living in Groundhog Day. - Mar 2021

No winter blues here! A particularly lengthy monsoon can dampen the mood, though. - Sep 2020

Sometimes the island feels claustrophobic. Airfares can be high, making regional travel an investment. - Apr 2020

No winter, so no problem here. However, many people do experience a mild depression at one point. I truly don't know why, but I have experienced it myself. Things are a little harder here and sometimes all those little things just add up. Sri Lanka is beautiful, and its fun, but also hard. - Sep 2017

Nor really! It does get REALLY humid and hot in April and May, but some people live for that! - Mar 2017


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