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Old 04-06-2019, 11:46 PM
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Exclamation Getting citizenship with mental illness?

Hello everyone,

From July this year I can apply for citizenship but I am nervous that it will be rejected because of my mental illness. I had postnatale depression and anxiety after the birth of our child and I sought help with an organisation. It got better, however, depression and anxiety returned on and off. Despite trying counselling and meditation techniques it kept returning. I started to take antidepressants three months ago and it's working wonders. I'm seeing a community psychiatrist and once 6 months are over, we are going to review if I should continue or if I can stop. Even if I continue, the goal will be to come off it eventually.

I'm really worried that citizenship will be rejected because of this. Has anyone been in a similar situation or knows how immigration will be viewing my case?

Any help will be appreciated.