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Someone is ISOLATING
what YOU can do
Make the individual aware that you notice their isolation or withdrawal, that you are worried, and that you want to help.
Talk with them about what they are feeling and why it is what it is.
Pay attention to their dietary and sleep patterns. If they have changed, this can be physical indicators of depression.
Give extra encouragement for the individual for performing normal activities. Praise them when they engage.
Spend time with them often and remind them that they are not alone.
Be conscious of statements regarding not wanting to be here or to live. If you notice this, see “Thinking or talking about suicide.”
Medical or Emergency Care
A clinic or emergency healthcare provider is able to evaluate and determine the appropriate level of care. The patient will go through a medical screening process so medical providers can determine the best treatment based on the patient’s needs. This may include referral to a mental health professional or hospitalization.
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