Author: Anonymous, 18 years old female, Egypt
I am an international student residing in Tripoli due to my university work. I was supposed to travel back to my family two months ago, but due to the lockdown that Lebanon, my family’s country, was facing, I had to postpone travelling three times. I had to stay in a room alone for long periods of time which made me feel demotivated and sometimes depressed. I started neglecting my university work and this had a major impact on my grades. I tried going out with my friends few times but we could not meet so often due to the current pandemic. I have finally arrived back to my family almost two weeks ago and thankfully I am feeling much better on the mental level.