What a wonderful compassionate friend you have been to your friend.
I was diagnosed with bipolar over forty years ago and know how hard it can be to keep friends and how badly I treated my friends in the past..
I can feel how exhausted and frustrated you are from helping your friend.
I can u derstand how worried you are about your friend.
I can relate to how he values you as friend but pushes you away at the same time.
You need to look after yourself and set boundaries. I know this is easy to say and hard to do but really it is necessary because if you become sick you will,not be able to help your friend.
The psychologist will see your friend has no contacts and may help him with strategies.
Would you be able to set some boundaries and not feel guilty if you set limits. .?
I have a friend who is in psychiatric unit and I find it hard to set boundaries but I know if I don’t my own health will suffer.
You are being a great friend .
How would you feel if you set boundaries.in your friendship with your friend?
These are just my thoughts, what do you think?