Hello. Some of you may have known me as I've spent the summer in this forum. I'm still not well. Even though I have a school job, it won't pay much and that feeling of having money is only temporary. Also, I have two ex-friends now. But right now, I'm worried about my friend. She's suffering from bipolar disorder. Things have not been okay with her either, and I guess our pain bonds us. But I don't want her to die. She is the only person I can call my friend as I refuse to open myself up to anyone else. The backstory: She's 27. Not a college student. Has serious issues with her family not treating her right. She lives with her parents and they won't do anything to help her. She lost her cat to kidney disease because she couldn't afford to take her to the vet. She recently told me that because she's been left untreated for bipolar for so many years, it could shift into schizophrenia. I asked her to get some help. However, she explained that the last time she did it, the only mental health clinic she could go to....well the psychiatrists kept switching around medicine, she couldn't afford Lithium anymore, and the therapists treated her badly. She refuses to go back there for these reason. But with the fact that she has no health insurance and the fact the welfare hasn't helped either, I just don't know what to do. Or if there are any options left. She lives in McKeesport, Pennsylvania (I don't live there, I live in Ohio), and I need to know if there's any other resources for her there. If this is not the right thread to go to, please direct me to another one.