Jac (majesticjac) wrote in thequestionclub,

I have a manic depressive friend, she just got out of the ER for some reason...I don't know the details. But my friend that went with her asked if I could stay the night with her. Of course, I'm going to, but I never know what exactly to do when I'm with her during her "episodes" (for lack of a kinder word). Can you offer any advice if you've been in a similar situation, or, more helpful yet, if you've dealt with that level of depression?

Should I try talking? About general things? Personal things? Watch a happy movie? Play a card game?

Also- one time she was in bed, just crying uncontrollably and all I could think to do was sit there and be with her. Is there annnnything good to say at a time like that? =( It doesn't help that I'm not the most upfront person when it comes to emotions. I'm definitely not a huggy person and hugging would probably be uncomfortable to me, but I always wonder if it would help..? Augh, I feel like the worst friend to be there for this. =\
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