Welcome to HealingWell. I am so happy that you have joined us.
First of all, your husband's problem is serious and he does need to see somebody. But unfortunately you can't make him do that. But you could voice your concerns and let him know that you need for him to go.
We are not allowed to talk about
self harm on here, but I want to say that this is serious and needs to be addressed by a professional. Plus the suicidal thoughts. That is very serious. In depression resources, there is a few numbers that you can get and some websites to give you some information. I am doing the quick reply, but I will edit my post and put them in it.
If you could talk him into seeking professional help. It would be wonderful. Or to go and see his doctor, maybe he needs some medication at least until things improve. I a sorry to hear about
the work situation, is he looking for a job? Or is he in limbo at this point? Does he sleep a lot? I think you mentioned that he exercises and then goes back to bed. This is typical for depression. Only he can help himself. But I would respectfully express my concern if I was you. Let him know that you love him and want him to be happy. He deserves to be.
I hope that this helped some. I am sure that there will be others on with more advice and opinions for you.
Hand in there, we are here to support you...
Hugs, Karen National Suicide Hotline
This is a combined network of the Amerian Association of Suicidology, the National Hopeline Network, CONTACT USA, and many other organizations. Call are automatically routed to the nearest crisis center to the phone from which the call for help is placed.Helpful Web Sites:
(listed by state)Suicidal.com
(includes Suicide Crisis Center
and Depression and Suicide
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