mental health, therapy, counseling and psychology terms glossary

Social Isolation

Social Isolation is a very relevant term because of what’s happening in the world today. People are required to distance themselves more than ever due to the spread of COVID-19. Social isolation can impact someone’s overall mental health. We’re all hard-wired for connection so isolation can hinder a person’s wellbeing quite drastically.

In addition to isolating for pandemic safety reasons, anxiety and depression are two behavioral reasons that can cause a person to isolate from others. If one did not already have the issue, isolation over a period of time can turn into loneliness which can trigger anxiety and depression. Isolation can heighten the negative emotions that individuals experience during already challenging struggles with mental health.

At Claibourne Counseling, we specialize in helping individuals restore connection and combat feelings of loneliness and depression.