Social isolation is a having little or no contact with other people.
If you feel like an outcast, maybe because you want to be alone, or
no one wants to be your friend, you can become socially isolated.
You may feel like no one is going through the same things
you are. You may also be suffering from depression, anxiety, negative
self-esteem, or some other emotional trauma. You may even become
afraid of other people who might want to be your friend.
If the strategies above don't help or don't help enough, talk to your parents.
Isolation is often triggered by a physical disability. Or it's part of another
mental health problem, like depression, anxiety, OCD, or eating disorder.
has a checklist for when to know it's time to get help. Also look at our Resources page
for help with the other mental health problems.
"The walls of isolation are not as solid as your suffering makes them seem."
- Deepak Chopra