New Country, No Support System. Can I Overcome Loneliness?

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Moving to a different country can be an exciting opportunity, but it also comes with challenges. This viewer moved abroad and is now struggling with loneliness, anxiety, and depression. He feels disconnected and misses his support network back home. On ‘Life Quakes,’ hosts Jessica Reyes, Patricia Wu, and guest therapist Joann ‘JoJo’ Venant offers tips on how to cope, connect with others, and build a new community in a foreign land.

It’s Normal to Feel Lonely

Adjusting to a new culture and being away from your support system can trigger feelings of loneliness, which is about feeling unseen and unheard.

Seek Culturally Sensitive Support

Therapists who understand the challenges of living abroad can be extremely helpful. Don’t be afraid to shop around and find the right fit for you.

Join Groups and Engage

Find opportunities to connect with others through groups, classes, faith-based organizations, or volunteering activities.

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