Recently, my very best friend was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression. We have been through basically everything together. She has been my best friend since the very first day of sixth grade, and we're about to graduate next year.
The past 5-6 years, so much has happened in both of our lives, good and bad, but we've conquered it all together. This past year has been the hardest for both of us though.
We lost 3 very close friends in a head on collision this summer. One of them was my other best friend. After that happened, Amy began to get worse and so did I. I was diagnosed with PTSD and she was diagnosed with Manic Depression/ Bipolar Disorder.
We always try to help each other through these things, and she has been the most supportive person in my life with this.
After I learned what she was diagnosed with, I decided the only way I could help her was to give her my support. She has felt very alone lately in this. So I looked up facts and found online support groups and even a website with coping tools for people just like her. She was so thankful that I had found that outlet for her. Before she had just been journaling; which is great to an extent. It only goes so far though. She needed to be reminded that there are people out there who understand and that she has support of many people in her life.
She's my best friend, support was the least I could give her in a time like this. I love her with all my heart.