I have a friend who I suspect may be bipolar. I only want the best for her, but sometimes even keeping in contact with her is extremely difficult. We normally discuss intelliectul mtters and I'll listen to her rants and problems. However, just a couple days go she blew up on me after a few days that were a lot more tense & hostile beyond the two us, mostly on her side. She has pretty much just completly talking to me now after two incidents. One of these incidents was when over Windows Live I was really down and started ranting about it and evntually got myself so down that I tried to stab myself and was thinking about suicide and she just got really frustrated about how I'm completly socially inept & bing up inappropriate things and that I will never be happy with how much I think & that maybe I should kill myself if I wanted to. After a couple more chats over the next couple days I sent her an email saying I thought something was upseting her and if it was me I'm sorry or if you aren't upset then just ignore the message and that I'd be there for her if she wanted any help or just someone to talk to. Her reply to that basically stated were not close at all, we are not good friends (She didn't say there was no friendship like she had in similar message bout 8 months ago), that I'm really immature and juvenille, and a lot of other stuff that relates to problems with anxiety, depression & lack of social anything on my behalf. I have tried talking with her since that message, usually with very lighthearted non serious or emotion things. I'll send her funny pictures or ask if one of her friends every went on that one date. The reason I suspect her being bipolar is that she just seemed like she changed a bit and that she has done this before (last time was a lot worse and we didn't talk for like over a month until one day she just randomly apologized to me when we ran into each other at school. She has a history of various mental health issues in her family, her mother was abusive and has left her emotionally scared. She has very fluctuating self esteem. She is also quite intelligent, I don't like saying it but she sometimes makes me feel stupid when talking with her & I consider myself very intelligent. I'm not sure if this recent change with her is because of my heaviier relince on her for emotional support since I have not had therapy in over a month and she has become my only outlet. I don't know if it is the stress all around her. I just know something is wrong from her behavior and things implied from the message she sent me. When she gets like this she is really different. Now I wouldn't call her the most sensitive person in the world regardless of situation, but she contradicted a lot of things in her message to me. She has told me numerous times things bout her relationships & thoughts that she tells me she only tells to her close friends, however now she goes and says we aren't close at all and it isn't something new. I have way too much "dirt" on her for me not to be a close friend. She has told me a lot of very sensitive thigs that I don't think you would tell someone you aren't close to. Anyways I'm really unsure about the situation & I miss my only friend. I know something is wrong I can feel it and it was certainly implied in the message from her. I'm thinking it is bipolar disorder (I know she has been on anti psychotics before) & I really want to help her. I just don't want to lose/damage my friendship.