I have spent the last 2-3 weeks helping my friend through a severe depressive episode and possibly talker her down from suicide. I know her pain is so much worse because I've been there, years ago. But it is so draining to do that every day for weeks and I feel so bad saying I'm exhausted but I need to just let it out. I love her so much and I will never stop being there for her, I just need some recognition that I am allowed to be tired and I am doing a good job. It sounds so selfish to write it out.