Aug 27, 2021 12:10 PMPhoto Essays
When I go through a hard time, I tend to retract myself from my friends and family. It’s all a mind thing, but that doesn’t stop me from feeling self-conscious or just anxious overall. It is a constant battle with negative thoughts saying that people are against you, even though they aren’t. These thoughts lead to self-isolation.
If you have a friend who has been withdrawn, you should really check on them. Tell them that you’ll always be there for them. I think that if you reassure them it will show them that you care. It might not change things at first, but they will start to realize that you care for them.
If you are going through social isolation or any other mental health issues, don’t be afraid to contact The Samaritans HelpLine – 1-877-870-4673.