West-Friesian culture is highly reserved; the people in this region are not quick to talk about their qualms. Because of this, young people who are experiencing problems are especially vulnerable to becoming isolated. They will force themselves to keep their problems to themselves for fear of being seen as strange and becoming excluded from society. Many of them will suffer from depression, fear and anxiety complaints. Kees Peerdeman, born and raised in West-Friesland himself, has wanted to create more awareness around the fear of the unknown in the region and beyond it as well. He has collected his own experiences and put them into words and images in Isolation; a graphic story.