Distress is a prolonged state of physical or psychological pain. You can recognize it by many signs: deep suffering, change in behaviour (mood swings, withdrawal, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, etc.), inability to find solutions, worries about the person’s life or safety. You can then show your concern and call on a professional for help. Don’t hesitate to contact Tel-jeunes, whether it’s for yourself or to get advice on how to best help a friend.