I have a family member with depression and manic depressive disorder. They are having a really hard time right now. I found out they haven't had meds in 5 months because the stopped their counselor visits. I have been on the phone with them for the last 3 nights trying to help. I have no clue if what I am saying if good/bad. The problem is a "friend" of hers who also has problems was arrested and left a kitten she helped him buy in his house while he has been in jail the last 5 days. That persons counselor was told and the kitten was suppose to be removed or fed but should be okay as of today. My family member is so obsessed with the kitten not being okay that she is totally losing it. She keeps crying and crying. I offered to go to her house and have her come to mine. She wants to be alone, promised to try to rest and has done this for the last 3 nights. Tonight was the worst. She has a counselor meeting on Monday. Is there a way to know if she is okay until then. Any certain questions I should ask? She was out of the house and visiting other family members today, but spent the time crying. She is eating. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I have my phone on, told her she could call anytime, and if she needed to do anything I would do it and change my schedule. I guess I am just worried that I don't know signs of a "real" problem. She has admitted herself when she was really bad so I have that to keep hope that if she is really bad she will do that again. Thanks, it has been a long few days and someone who knows more would be really helpful. Sorry, I posted in the wrong area, thank you for moving it. Here's hoping it gets seen.