Creating community and mental health awareness for Americans living overseas
Below, are some recommendations for books, articles, podcasts, and videos that I hope will help. Sometimes when I'm feeling lonely and depressed, or anxious and worried, listening to someone else's story is enough to make me feel better. Other times, I want something more science-y that helps explain the why behind what I'm feeling. In this section, I've tried to include some links to resources that I have found helpful myself.
May the resources here be of benefit.
None of the published works on this page are my own. I have tried link to the original work and credit the original author. Any impression that I am trying to take credit for this work is in error.
The pandemic opened up the conversation around a lot of topics that were previously considered typical components of adulthood. Among these topics are the concepts of burnout, self-care, stress - you know where I'm going here. Below, are some great books that I found interesting and I want to recommend (they are in no particular order). These books help give a much wider perspective about what's going on and what we can do to increase our health and preserve our sanity.
On this page you'll find a collection of websites that are filled with great information about mental health issues. Some links take you directly to articles but others will point you to the entire site. This site is not sponsored by any of these sites or paid to promote them in any way. The websites listed here are ones that I came across on my own and found that they were filled with good information. Live Well Abroad does not take responsibility for any services that clients may enter in with any sites listed on this page.
Some of us are visual learners. On this page, you'll find a collection of videos that are educational, motivational, or both. I did not have a role in creating any of these videos and am not paid or sponsored by any of the content creators. These videos were chosen because I found them to be educational, uplifting, or both.
If you are in need of immediate assistance, please reach out to a Suicide or Crisis hotline:
Throughout Europe: 116 123
International Helpline Berlin Hotlines
(English):030-44 01 06 07
(Russian): 030-44 01 06 06
National Hotlines in Germany:
0800 1110 1110
800 1110 222
In the United States: If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 911, go to the nearest emergency room, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24-hour crisis center, or text MHA to 741741 at the Crisis Text Line.
Don't see your country? Go to:
Are you curious about what happens when you reach out to a crisis hotline? Read this blog post by
Melina Acosta: https://www.activeminds.org/blog/what-really-happens-when-you-reach-out-to-crisis-lines/