My b/f has been going through a manic cycle for about a week. We've been together for six months and we've lived together for about three months. Anyway, I haven't had to deal with a manic cycle this bad and it's starting to wear me down. I keep reminding myself it's his mania, not him. I'm starting to get impatient though. How should I deal with it? How can I help him? Can I help him get out of it? He isn't on meds for mania right now because of money issues. He needs to be on them. He has colonapin (sp?). I know that isn't for mania, but he won't take that either. He "doesn't see the point". None of this other friends are supportive with his bipolar and most of them end up triggering his depression or mania without realising it.I don't know what to do. I have a lot of patients and I know how to keep myself cool, but I'm starting to get frustrated. I'm not a very outspoken person either... so yeah. I dunno what to do and I need some help.