Thanks for choosing health care magic for posting your query.
You have stated that you husband is having a depressive episode and distressed with his problem. In that case you should surely visit a psychiatrist
who would like to evaluate him in detail. He may consider starting him on some antidepressant or engaging you in talk therapy
like cognitive behavioural therapy.
The only thing that makes me concerned is that he is having suicidal ideas. If he has any such intent then it becomes an emergency and you can take him to the ER as well. Delay can be harmful. Do plan to get him admitted for a couple of days until his depressive thoughts subside. Depression
can be taken care of at home as well with medications.
Good diet and regular exercise will also help.
Hope I am able to answer your concerns.
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Wish you good health,
Dr. Srikanth Reddy M.D.