Ouagadougou - 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)?

Ouagadougou is like an island. Because of restrictions on travel, it can feel claustrophobic at times, but expensive to try to leave for a long weekend. If you are someone that likes to travel a lot or engage in a lot of outdoor acitivies, you might find this environment stifling. There are significant concerns about safety/security, so that can cause some anxiety in folks. - Jun 2020

No SAD here - it's very sunny. The bigger mental health issues can be isolation, stress, and depression. - Dec 2017

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