ThirdYearAbroad.com, Jan 20th 2015, 15:46 Verified Guru
Firstly, have a look at Nicola from Student Minds' excellent advice on practical and emotional techniques to deal with a mental illness abroad, including talking to your home university, building strong social networks, engaging in activities that are good for your wellbeing and developing your psychological coping skills.
I would also recommend going to see the doctor in Spain (you may even be able to track down an English-speaking/expat GP) - even if it sounds scary, they will be able to direct you towards a specialist, if you need it.
Thirdly, there are some great resources below
- Papyrus Helpline, HOPELine UK: 0800 068 41 41/ email@example.com
- Befrienders - you can select a helpline by country; simply enter your country in the box at the top.
I hope this helps and remember you can always come back and ask for more advice :)
The TYA Team x