Isolation

When a young person is tangled up, depressed or addicted, has an eating disorder or other problems, he or she may have a tendency to shut himself or herself off from the world around him or her on a regular basis.

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What is isolation?

Many young people sometimes have a day on which they prefer to lock themselves up for a while and have no one around them for a while. To isolate themselves. Telephone switched off, no internet or TV and no contact with the outside world. But sometimes, young people use isolation as a way to escape from negative experiences, unpleasant situations at school or at home. In this way they experience no obligations. They have no people around them who expect something from them. They do not have to be happy and cheerful when they are not. When a young person is alone and isolates himself, he or she may feel that everything is under control. This is called escape behaviour. It does not offer solutions; the problems, feelings of loneliness and uncertainty only get worse.

Effects of isolation

When a young person isolates him or herself from the outside world, his or her social life might suffer from this. Friendships begin to fade, which causes the person concerned wanting to isolate himself even more. A lot of unpleasant moments occur within the family, when someone tries to talk about it or tries to encourage the teenager or young adult to partake within family activities. 

Treatment of isolation

At Yes We Can Youth Clinics, we help young people feel safe again and talk about their problems. Isolation can often successfully be treated. In the majority of cases, treatment of isolation will have a beneficial effect. By giving the teenager or young adult a lot of personal attention, by understanding his or her feelings and by communicating the positive sides of life, we can soon help these young people experience change. During the 10-week treatment our experienced team strives to reduce any medication that the teenager or young adult already receives to zero or as little as possible.

Need help with isolation in a teenager or young adult?

Yes We Can Youth Clinics can effectively treat teenagers and young adults struggling with isolation. Interested to learn more about Yes We Can Youth Clinics and our intake procedure? Please send us an e-mail using our contact form or call us at +31 (0)85 02 01 222.

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Why it works

For young people aged 13-25, Yes We Can Youth Clinics offers 10 weeks intensive residential treatment. During the treatment there is also 4 days of family coaching & counselling for parents/carers. Upon completion, an extensive tailor-made aftercare programme will be devised, in collaboration with our partners all over the world.

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