My Aunt retired early because her husband contracted Covid and after she was isolated for 30 days (he was in ICU) she was not the same. She tried to return to work but her job required her to make her subordinates work with Covid positive recently released prisoners and she wouldn’t do it, so she retired. After her husband recovered she didn’t get better, she became worse. She won’t go out to grocery stores or run errands. She microwaves all food that he gets from restaurants - in general is showing high anxiety in the form of OCD. Her husband is becoming very agitated with her. Last night we talked for a long time and she is typically very even, not your sensitive type, and suddenly she confessed that she “feels dead” that she “thinks she is in purgatory”. And then tried to change the subject. She admits she is suffering PTSD from the trauma of his COVID and near death hospitalization and recovery, but won‘t seek help for a number of excuses. These range from “it won’t help” to “they might put me away.” I googled what she said and found this site. I‘m unsure how to proceed and realize she needs help. Her husband isn’t very touchy feeling, a tough guy. This is probably why he is ready to get back to living. I feel helpless and am concerned she is going down a rabbit hole. They have guns - lots of guns. She lives in a very isolated and mountainous area.