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.”
WHO can help
Seek counseling or mental health treatment.
Call a local or national hotline
Reach out to a social worker
Contact another licensed mental health worker