My Friend Is Bipolar

Could someone tell me more about bipolar disorder? A very good friend of mine recently told me he was bipolar. Normally he is a very friendly outgoing guy but stresses out easily. Before he told me, I thought he was one of the most confusing people I knew. Some days he was hyper and goofy; other days he was tired, stressed out and a bit irritable. The week he told me he was very friendly to me but when he told me he was tired and stressed, and the next several days didn't even come to school. Are there levels of severity in bipolar disorder? How can I help my friend and be there for him when he's feeling down? I don't have his number and he doesn't like texting. Is it possible for someone to have ups and downs even during a manic episode?
mirapaege96 mirapaege96
18-21, F
3 Responses Dec 1, 2013

Yes it is n just to add to wat u said yes it does have different levels of severity. But that's wat I heard. Ik this that bp ppl r very sweet n caring but do need that in return to feel special

Thank you for the advice! My friend was actually hospitalized for his depression and I sent him a note through his brother. I resigned myself to the fact that I probably wouldn't see him for quite awhile, but just the other day he showed up at school and surprised me. Now it's my job to be a friend and be there for him when he's feeling down.

BP is very complex and its worth a google search but just so you know it does vary in severity and frequency and type. It is about having severe ups and down and being more emotional than others. Just know that when your friend is depressed, he can't just snap out of it, he has to get through it, like bad weather. And if he gets angry, he doesn't mean to and probably feels misunderstood a lot of the time. Bottom line just be a good friend.