August 17th, 2012
05:15 PM ET
2 years ago

Jesse Jackson Jr. suffering from 'deep, deep depression'

(CNN) - Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is suffering from "serious depression - deep, deep depression," his longtime friend and former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy told CNN Friday, a day after meeting with Jackson at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

"Jesse is getting the help he needs and he needs to make that his priority," Kennedy said about the Illinois Democrat who is undergoing inpatient treatment for bipolar depression at the famed facility.

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  1. myviewis

    Hmmmm, maybe Kennedy should hang around the Mayo Clinic for a few months. I wonder which one will create better stories????? Hey, are they still getting a paycheck????

    August 17, 2012 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
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    @myviewis: "Hey, are they still getting a paycheck????"

    I'm sure Congress' health plan includes medical leave. What's your point other than to prove you're completely lacking in compassion.

    August 17, 2012 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  3. PJ

    That was a very nice gesture for Patrick Kennedy to do. Standing by his friend in dark days. Sure beats making
    snide comments about someone who is dealing with health problems.

    August 17, 2012 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  4. Richard Jones

    So we got two scrrewballs at the same insane asylum ??? This mat be approaching critical mass !!!!

    August 17, 2012 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  5. Malory Archer

    myviewis, what a disgusting, narrow minded creature you are. This is a thread about someone with an illness and in your usual, hateful way, choose to turn it into a forum in which to showcase your lack of humanity. Karma is a powerful force and you're long overdue for a heaping helping. Why don't you crawl back under that pile of BS from which you sprouted, and take your hate and ignorance with you?

    August 18, 2012 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  6. Marie MD

    @myviewis – you are not funny. You sound as if you are living in your mommy's basement so I wouldn't throw stones.
    This man has a problem that can affect anyone of us and he is trying to conquer it. This is not something he asked for.

    August 18, 2012 09:50 am at 9:50 am |