I have this friend who is depressed also and she's been in the hospital many times over the year's for being suicidal. I myself have never been in the hospital for mental illness. But it's annoying because I can't ever really tell her how depressed I usually am because then she will say to me- you need to be in the hospital and I can't talk to you anymore or atleast for a while because that is going to make me more depressed again WTF?? I don't get it. That drives me crazy/sorta makes me upset. But not because I feel like I have to have her friendship- I just think it's dumb. So I mostly just need to keep my mouth shut when I talk to her and really just let her do all the talking or if I'm talking I have to talk about something else to her. I care about her. But her telling me she is extremely depressed and or suicidal isn't going to make me any more depressed. I just don't get her and I would never tell her that I can't talk to her again for a while- like she has done to me before.