My husband, a SAHD, is severely depressed and attempted suicide after losing his job in September. Since then, he has been taking lots of steps to try to get better (medication, seeing a therapist, all that good stuff).
However, he's definitely in a "valley" right now and we cannot afford for me to stay home from work (I have PTO that I've been using here or there, but I don't want to exhaust it in January). I don't think he (or the baby, 7.5 months) is in danger, but I am 100% sure he's not being the best parent he can be right now. His mother has been coming over to help out as much as she can (bless her), but she can't be there all the time.
We're considering putting him in an intensive outpatient treatment, which is 4 hours per day 4-5 days per week. Which we definitely cannot afford financially. Unfortunately, I make too much money for us to be able to qualify for any assistance (literally, I make $50 per week too much to qualify for WIC, which has the loosest requirements).
I'm not really asking for advice... I think we're doing everything we need to be doing or can be doing right now. Just looking for some commiseration. Has anyone else gone through something like this? I am 100% behind him, but it's definitely really, REALLY hard right now.
ETA: I forgot to add a big thing that happened today. I spoke with his therapist this morning to let her know that he's having a hard time. She was very nice, but let me know that if he gets any worse and I left the baby alone with him while I'm at work, it could go into child neglect territory and she would have to file a report with DHS. Which is basically top 5 in my worst nightmares.