This is kind of a tough question without any details about his abilities, but I agree with the first reply, in that sometimes you DO need a little help getting out of a depression. I finally agreed to see my OB last month, and was started on a very low dose antidepressant, and I am very glad I did. I have several health problems, including chronic pain, which were making it hard to get through my day. The antidepressant doesn't make me feel happy, but I feel like I can cope with life much better now.
That being said, is there some activity or interest that your husband is passionate about (sports, art, music, etc.)? Maybe you can try to get the family together to do something that he really likes. Try to keep friends and family close, and visiting often so that he does not feel isolated. See if you can talk him into joining you for a short walk (if possible). Good luck, I hope you can find something to do together soon!
at 1:34 AM on Mar. 23, 2009