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.
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