General chatter - Teaching in Asia when you've had a mental illness.




BellaLucia
08-09-2011, 07:18 PM
I would like to teach in Asia but I was on medication for a mental illness. How will that impact my desire to teach in Asia? Thanks in advance.

Okie

P.S. I am off meds as off today, per doctor's orders. I will check the posts since this one on Friday of next week when I'll have computer access.


JenMusic
08-09-2011, 09:36 PM
I taught in China from 2004-08. As part of my work visa/residence permit application, I had to affirm that I had never been diagnosed with a mental illness. My information is slightly old, as you can see, but if I had to guess I'd say the Chinese government hasn't changed that policy.

There are others here on 3FC who have taught in other countries, so hopefully they'll chime in.

BellaLucia
08-15-2011, 01:35 PM
Thanks for answering dear.