Our expert says:
Your friend is lucky that you are so concerned to be helpful. Maybe the local Anxiety / Depression Support Group ( number on this page ) Someone with Bipolar Disorder MUST be sen, and assessed, and treated by a proper specialist psychiatrist. To be most helpful, really, just be a really good friend. Supportive of healthy behaviours and encouraging them to follow the expert advice. Listening when they want to talk. Tracey's advice makes good sense. And beyond the usual general advice, learn about the condition, and you could helpfully help the individual to recogniz when their mood is becoming unduly high or low for more than a day at a time, as some folks find it hard to recognize when they are starting to slip down either of those slopes, early enough for it to be easier to correct
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