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My husband is going through what I can only describe as a

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My husband is going through what I can only describe as a mental breakdown - he cannot see pass today, is sad, cannot sleep, not happy. He has medical issues at the moment as well. What can I do to help him
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Tori, Psychologist replied 12 days ago.

Hi, I hope I can offer some assistance.

Has your husband seen his doctor about these specific issues?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
He is trying to deal with his medical problems first - the doctors thought he had kidney stones but there is no evidence of this so he has been referred to urology. He states that if he feels he needs help he will ask for it
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
no thanks
Expert:  Tori, Psychologist replied 12 days ago.

This is a difficult situation for you, however you can help by simply being there for him, letting him talk without any need for you to try to fix the situation for him. Eating well, gently exercising, positive distracting activities can all help to raise his mood.

The health issues may be raising concerns for him that he hasn't been able to discuss, however there are many resources available to help him discuss these confidentially:

such as mind.org.uk

Our team provides information on a range of topics including:

  • types of mental health problems
  • where to get help
  • medication and alternative treatments
  • advocacy.

We will look for details of help and support in your own area.

Contact us

Our lines are open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).

0300 123 3393
[email protected]
Text: 86463

Mind Infoline
PO Box 75225
London
E15 9FS

 

Expert:  Tori, Psychologist replied 12 days ago.

I am not part of mind: the contact details are from their website.

 

This is a type of therapy I use which can help to quickly release negative feelings and help us respond more clearly:

 

Expert:  Tori, Psychologist replied 12 days ago.

This therapy is recognised by the NHS as a complementary therapy, and uses the same meridian system as is used in acupuncture, to clear the negative emotions and physical responses triggered by our thoughts.