Hi, I'm new to the forum. Really looking for some advice regarding my husband and my options.
We have both suffered from depression, I have sought help and I thought I had it fairly under control with medication until this evening however my husband is really struggling. He also suffers from severe back and neck pain, COPD and a skin condition. He says he is in constant pain, when he was seeing his GP she prescribed various pain medication including ora-morph and nothing has helped. He rarely leaves the house because of the pain he is in and has no support from his GP now, he has requested a change of doctor within the practice he is in and they have refused so he's basically refusing to go anymore. He has said he wants to end his life a number of times but so far not tried to. I'm trying to be supportive, I work full time, do everything and am also fighting my own battle with the illness. It got to the point this evening where I snapped and told him he has to get help and that I am not sure how much longer I can keep doing this. He was on antidepressants himself but stopped taking them and won't start again. I know my outburst was not constructive or supportive so I turned to the internet for help and here I am. Most of the sites I have found basically say it is a medical emergency and I should call 999 but I don't think I can, I'm not in a good place myself at the moment and am sat here in tears typing this as I really don't know what to do for either of us.