Hi @Small-mighty, welcome to the forums. It sounds like it's a pretty tough time for your friend and you are being an awesome mate to ensure that he is kept safe and ensuring that he attends all of his appointments. Having that support network is helpful when recovering, so you are doing the right thing. Make sure that you do also look after yourself, even though you mentioned that you are ok, are there activities that you both enjoy doing together that can help blow off some steam?
I just wanted to check in and commend you in supporting your mate and seeking further ways to do this. I support my wife who lives with BPD and something that she lacks is genuine friends looking out for her best interests, and from my limited research this seems to be a common theme for people with BPD, your friend is lucky to have you around.
One of the biggest pieces of advice I can give you first up is to keep up your own self care and get adequate support for yourself, particularly as you mentioned you have anxiety yourself.
Not sure what else to say at the moment as I have a bit going on and a little distracted. I will check in again though so feel free to ask any questions and I will do my best to answer them.
We're sorry to hear about the latest in your mate's diagnosis @Small-mighty. It sounds like you are trying to make his life as normal as possible regardless. Have you been able to get together a medical team to be a support network for both you and your mate?
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