Skip to comments.Patrick Kennedy: Rep. Jackson in 'deep' depression
Posted on 08/16/2012 6:48:36 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
CHICAGO (AP) U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is in a "deep" depression and has "a lot of work" ahead of him on the road to recovery, former Rhode Island U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy said Thursday after visiting the hospitalized Chicago Democrat.
Jackson has been on a secretive medical leave since June 10, when family members said he collapsed at their home in Washington. He is currently being treated for bipolar disorder at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. But neither his office nor family members have said much about his medical condition.
The visit from Kennedy who has suffered with bipolar disorder and been treated at Mayo gave one of the first outside glimpses of Jackson's health.
"I don't think people understand the depth of his depression. It's deep. He has a lot of work to continue to do to be able to learn how to treat this illness in the most effective way possible," Kennedy told The Associated Press. "Depression is a serious thing, and I'm glad that he's taking it seriously."
Kennedy also suggested Jackson had an initial reluctance to receive help for his illness.
The congressman's wife, Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, issued a statement through spokesman Kevin Lampe about Kennedy's visit: "My husband is grateful for his friendship. He and Jesse have a long history in Congress together."
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That won’t stop him from running for his seat again. Nor will it stop him from winning 80% of the vote in his District.
Knowing that you’re a hell-bound sinner with a legion of demons looking to dine on your corrupted flesh will do that to a fella.
...he’ll come out of the depression when he gets pardoned...getting caught buying a senate seat WILL put in a purple funk........
Forget Hillary. Jr. Is a perfect replacement for Biden.
Obama gets re-elected, We all gonna be in a ‘Deep Depression’.
Yeah, but Bro. if Romney be gittin’ elected dey gonna be puttin’ all y’all in chains.....fo sho, dog!
If zero gets reelected he will use executive orders to destroy the USA and cause the crisis he needs to justify taking over everything. We will be suddenly transformed to a progressive, democratic socialist, peoples republic, people’s liberation...whatever name they attach, it will be tyranny at gun point.
Bi polar, like, half RAT, half drifting to republican?
Patches, give him one of your freakin’ Ambien and take him out drinking. That ought to at least cheer you up.
Holder let Jackson know an indictment was forthcoming.
This act is insurance against the indictment.
Ya, I’m just guessing.
Anybody got a better answer?
First, I don’t care about this man.
Second, if I did, my first question would be can we take anything these people put out about their cohorts at face value? duh
So, I don’t care, and without a letter from God as proof, I wouldn’t believe it anyway.
He was getting to close to being charged with a felony, this way he can claim that he didn’t know what he was doing.
Most merciful Father, You have committed to our love and care our fellow human beings and their necessities. Graciously be with and prosper all those who serve the sick and those in need. Let their service be abundantly blessed as they bring relief to the suffering, comfort to the sorrowing, and peace to the dying. Grant them the knowledge that inasmuch as they do it unto the least of the Master’s brethren, they do it unto Him; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Patches should take Jr. on a memorial drive...over Dike Bridge on Chappaquiddick.
something is not right here.... This guy has been away for over 3 months. Is he running for reelection? If he is in such serious medical condition how is he going to campaign with the election only 90 days away? I agree with one of the other posters, he must know something is going down....
The “bipolar” excuse for bro Jackson is like Jennifer Aniston and her Hollywood sistas referring to their nose jobs surgeries as “deviated septums”.
And why do they get hospitalized for “exhaustion” when the rest of the population has to just figure out a way to catch up on their sleep when they are tired?
That was gracious of you. Thanks for the Christian reminder.
Black guilt....for what his dad and Obama have done to our country?
More like Jackson is in deep doo-doo. What a faker.
Why yes.....I do.
He's the son of a lifelong, race-baiting pimp who rose to prominence claiming he cradled the head of a dying MLK after he was shot (of course, that was total bullshit....along with everything else in Jackson, Sr.'s sorry life). He feels he is "privileged", donchaknow....whitey and his fellow Afro-Americans OWE him, you see? Power, money, babes, fame, fortune.....all should just FALLLLLLLLLL into his lap with ease. It is his BIRTHRIGHT.
Well, Negro just woke up to the fact that he's nothing but a dumb-ass Negro (UNLIKE hard working black Americans who ask for nothing, work hard, and seek the American dream for themselves and their families like all of us). No, homie DESERVES it, but won't get it. Whitey Rahm, Obama's gay sex toy from the bathhouse....so many others passing him by.
It's enough to turn any Afro-Prince into a simpering, pants-peeing shell of a human being.....as it obviously has him.
I wouldn't piss on 'im if he was on fire.
I guess the passage of ObamaCare and all this “hope and change” has really got junior down. Barry is giving DemocRATS a bad name.
How does his Republican challenger look in the fall election. Hopefully we can pick up a seat. Jackson is unfit to run and should withdrawl from the election. He waited too long to let a democrat challenger file for the primary. I hope we can get the seat.
Chicago Alderman married to another Chicago Alderman, no problem there at all,bunch of dummies.
...aahhh! Refreshing! Thanks. I sincerely enjoyed your post.
I guess Patches would be able to make a judgement.
Several years ago a family member of mine was killed by a falling tree while parked in a car. How come that never happens to people like this?
Ten to one odds that he fried his brain on drugs.
Isn't this just a ruse to avoid an ethics investigation into his attempted purchase of Obama's vacated senate seat?
Your post is very compassionate. And, I hope God hears your prayer if, indeed, Jackson needs prayer for a malady beyond his control.
But, IF Jackson is being being deceitful in an attempt to avoid wrath he may have coming to him, I would remind you and everyone else that God is no WIMP. He doesn’t appreciate liars, cheats or thieves. He may not deal with Jackson in THIS earth age, but He doesn’t expect Christians to roll over and take abuse from their enemies.
seriously..RESIGN jj Jr.
AND YOUR WIFE SHOULD BE ASSISTING YOU WITH THAT DECISION..
hell maybe he isn't mentally right to even know what day or year it is...maybe Joe Biden will visit him also.
I never heard of depression causing anyone to "collapse."
Rep. Jackson: Patrick Kennedy in ‘deep’ depression
Definition of “Deep Depression”.....
A completely rational fear you will be charged with a felony the moment you stop having “Deep Depression.”
Politics is mean and evil as hell. Jesse is one of the political kings of mean and evil’s headquarters. I don’t know how people can cope with serving in high profile political and entertainment positions.
I hope this guy gets well soon. I hope all the politicans and entertainers get well soon. Before they totally crash the nation.
Stop sugar coatin it will ya and let us know how you REALLY feel
Deep depression or deep legal trouble?