Taking Stock: a Year Abroad with Depression

Hannah has been spending her year abroad in China and France. Here she tells us what it's like to suffer from a mental illness on your year abroad.

by Hannah S


Questions about Depression


What's wrong with me?


Please don't think there's anything wrong with you!  The year abroad is a really difficult time for a lot of people and everyone has ups and downs.  Homesickness, living in a new place, coping with...


How can you support a sibling with a mental health issue from your year abr...

Mental Health

Hello! I imagine that it must be hard for you right now because being abroad will create many limits on the amount of support and kind of support that you can provide your family. I'm making an assum...


How can universities provide better intercultural skills training and copin...

Intercultural competence

Hi there,I think this is a really interesting idea with lots of potential. The only year abroad meeting I had during the academic year before I left was focused on the 'Whats' of a year abroad - what...


How do you tell if a friend has depression?

Mental Health

Hello! Last year Student Minds put together the Look After Your Mate campaign, to give students tips and suggestions for supporting their friends through difficulties. There are lots of simple thing...

Join our weekly newsletter

All the latest articles, questions and jobs to help you become a global graduate