What to do if you experience great suffering?
We encourage you to:
Whatever your suffering, know how to tell the difference between what your mind tells you and the person you are so that your actions are not governed by anxious or black thoughts. Beware of alcohol or drugs to soothe your suffering. These substances aggravate the situation. Likewise, beware of any drug abuse.
What if a loved one is in an emergency?
Faced with an emergency, anyone can feel helpless. It is important to know how to recognize the urgency, to adapt one’s behavior to it in order to trigger the right answers.
If the person has never been treated
Contact a care service:
in case of extreme violence towards herself or others, call the fire brigade (18), the UAS (15) or the police (17)
or take her to an emergency service (the website of the Fédération Hospitalière de France offers a search directory for structures)
or join the Care Center closest to your home
If a general practitioner knows the person
Get in touch with him, it is an essential aid for the care.
If the person is already known by a practitioner
Call this service first. In any case, give the most accurate information about the person and the situation, to understand the urgency felt.