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Personnage éclairé
Once you have listened to your friend, you can inform them of the support at hand. There are a number of public structures that young people and students may not be aware of, where they can receive help free of charge. Show your friend that seeing a therapist is no big deal. For example, you can tell them that making an appointment is not a commitment, that you don't need to have a mental disorder to see a professional. It's like going to the GP when your body is hurting!

Finding your way around

Psychologist, psychoanalyst, psychiatrist, psychotherapist... It is sometimes difficult to find your way around different mental health professionals.

In this section of our mini-dictionary, you will find explanations on the role of each professional that your friend can consult free of charge in different structures (general practitioner, psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker).