I'm a little stuck right now. My partner is currently suffering from severe depression due to money worries, loss of job on top of his daily dealings with his anxiety.
I'm struggling to break him out of his rut. I'm trying to be supportive, reassuring him that everything will be okay and that I'm by his side throughout this. He told me that sometimes, his mind wanders to suicide - even though that he never wants that.
The only thing is, I understand that he can only be the one to break him out of this. I think he is waiting for a "knight in shining armour" to come to his rescue, and doesn't realise that he himself needs to be that knight in shining armour. I suggest things that will help (exercising for example, seeing the doctor about changing his medication, counsellor) but he won't do anything.
How do I support him further? How can I break him out of this?
I try to put myself in that situation but I'm finding it difficult as I've never been in it.