I have a 20 year friendship with a girl I met when we were both pregnant. We've been close and raised our families together. I always knew she had anxiety problems but she wasn't diagnosed with BD until about 10 years ago. She seems to be getting worse as the years go by... more frequent episodes of depression and anxiety. She is on medication, but can't afford to see a therapist on a regular basis. She pretty much relies on her friends for psychotherapy. I just don't know how to "counsel" her anymore...I try to just listen...but it is so draining and began to affect my life really negatively. (I sometimes need a listening ear too). I feel so bad because sometimes I just try to ignore and avoid her....I just don't know what to do anymore. Any suggestions?
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