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How can I pursuade my DH to seek help?

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coochybottom Sat 25-Oct-08 09:38:31

We have been through a lot in the last 6 years. The birth of twins after 4 years of trying, redundancy and losing both our mothers in the space of 6 months followed by my Gran a year later. Things are much brighter now but I think my DH is depressed. He is very snappy with all of us and our eldest DS broke down yesterday and said his Dad doesnt bother with him any more. I have tried to broach the subject of depression with him as he also says food just doesnt appeal which I thought might also be a sign. If only he would consider seeing the doc but I dont know how best to say this to him. Ideas anyone?

coochybottom Sat 25-Oct-08 13:57:55


foxinsocks Sat 25-Oct-08 14:06:53

oh that's hard isn't it. He must have some idea that he isn't feeling 'right' but may not have been able to put all the pieces together?

have you read the advice for self help with depression? even if he does eventually admit that he would like to talk, something simple like regular exercise can really improve mental well being.

Other than that, I think the best way might be a frank discussion about how he is feeling. He may be relieved to have some of it out. It doesn't necessarily mean medication (which I think people can get worried about) and it doesn't mean admitting defeat. He (you both) have been through a lot and in many ways, it's no surprise that it's had an effect.

coochybottom Sat 25-Oct-08 14:12:07

Thanks fox xx

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