Posts Tagged ‘expat mental health’
In a recent Expat Health post we reported that expatriates have higher levels of anxiety, depression and substance abuse than non-expats. Many reported family concerns as the main reason behind the failure of an international assignment. This has highlighted the importance of relocation support and employee assistance programmes when sending workers abroad. The programmes should [...]
According to a recent study, expatriates face a higher overall risk for mental health problems and substance abuse issues. This underlines the importance of Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) and mental health support as the expatriate workforce expands. The research, entitled The Mental Health Status of Expatriate Versus US Domestic Workers was conducted jointly between Chestnut [...]
Generally defined, emotional resilience is the psychological ability to adapt to the significant challenges, misfortunes and major set-backs that life throws our way. It allows us to either maintain or return to a positive view of life after turmoil. I’ve come to believe that fostering emotional resilience is important for everyone, but is absolutely essential [...]
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