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I have a friend who is bipolar. Recently she was manic and

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I have a friend who is bipolar. Recently she was manic and wrote hot checks for a bunch of stuff for her apartment. No she is depressed and doesn't know what to do. How can I best help her?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Lori Gephart replied 6 years ago.

Thank you for contacting JustAnswer.

 

I am sorry to hear about the problems you are experiencing with your friend. Bipolar disorder can be a very difficult condition. You may find the following link helpful in understanding this condition: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/bipolar-disorder/complete-index.shtml

 

One of the best things you can do for your friend is to encourage her to continue in her therapy and take her medication. She may find this website helpful in offering ways to afford her medication: http://www.insure.com/articles/healthinsurance/free-drugs.html

 

You might also help her to evaluate if there are any things that she bought that she could return in order to get some of her money back. Enabling her, such as you describe her mother is doing, is not helpful for her. I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if I can clarify further.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Do you know of any web sites that you can recommend to locate a support group?

 

Expert:  Lori Gephart replied 6 years ago.

You can find Bipolar support groups at the following sites:

http://www.mdjunction.com/bipolar

http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=support_findsupport

 

I hope this is helpful.

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