Boyfriend refuses to get help... advice please
This is my first post so bare with me. I have been dating my boyfriend for about 9 months now. He has been very open with me and I have tried to be very understanding and helpful to him. I'm not sure how to help him bc he won't help himself. He was seeing a counselor for about 2 months while we were dating. The counselor suggested he see a psychiatrist to figure out if he has dysthymia disorder. He refuses to go and stopped seeing the counselor. He goes through cylces of being "normal" (fun, happy, funny, sweet, thoughtful) and being very depressed. I don't think he has Bipolar Disorder bc he does not have the extreme highs. He seems to go from average to very low. My problem now is that he needs help but he refuses to get help. He has seen therapists, taken meds (many different kinds that he says do not help), tried exercise and talk therapy. He says nothing helps. The meds did nothing and he is persistant that they can't help him. He also says that since he has seen so many psychologists, therapists, counselors, and psychiatrists they can't help him either. So he refuses to see anybody for help and refuses to think medicine can help him. I'm just not sure what I can do to help him. Any advice is appreciated! TIA!