I am an aspiring mathematician but I am depleted/ malfunctioning (as alluded to in my previous post What do you do to keep mind sharp?). Thus I am not in any position to begin a graduate math degree. Is it a bad idea to join an easier program (outside of math) for the sake of funding, and then transfer when I get to full strength? The only alternative is to get a job (and worry about getting fired) which does not sound like a way to "re-charge" at all...
If you're not "charged" as the way you put it. Then nothing you're saying would work. If you want to enter a Grad degree but can't focus on it then that's a bad idea because you may just end up failing which, obviously, isn't good.
Going for an easier program would be a waste of money unless it would relate some way to your main field. For example most marketing students have a graphic design certificate because software like InDesign and Photoshop are heavily used in the marketing industry.
If you're worried about getting a job because you may be fired too then you have more problems that just school. It sounds like you're either uninterested in your field of study or that you are facing some depression.