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Diplomats and mental health

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The January/February issue of the Foreign Service Journal focuses on mental health in the diplomatic profession.

As stated in the opening article, "a large proportion of overseas health problems have a psychological component". Most diplomats know that mental health is an issue that is often overlooked or avoided. The fear of losing a security clearance, the fear of being sidelined for advancement, or simply the fear of being labeled or stigmatized as mentally ill prevents individuals from seeking treatment. 

The special issue contains several excellent articles which as usual, are interesting, highly informative and insightful and well worth a read.

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