Rep. Jesse Jackson out of clinic for bipolar depression treatment
September 7th, 2012
05:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Rep. Jesse Jackson out of clinic for bipolar depression treatment

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has checked out of the Mayo Clinic, where he was being treated for bipolar depression, and is now back in Washington with his family, his chief of staff said Friday.

The 47-year-old Jackson had not been on Capitol Hill since late May.

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  1. DorisV

    Glad he is better. Hope he doesn't have to take a bunch of pills. Have had issues with the field of pysch. since my days as a nursing student in 1960.

    September 7, 2012 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    So, we are electing bipolar depression guys to senate and congress. No wonder I am crying on senate/congress TERM-LIMITS. Obama12.

    September 7, 2012 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  3. SugarKube

    When is this man with mental illness going to quit?

    September 7, 2012 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
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    September 7, 2012 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  5. bailouts

    poor guy. this is just symptomatic of the dems party. always being bipolar.
    we love you Americans...shhhh For your tax money shhhh, we hate you because you're really dumb and will listen to us..you would jump off a cliff if we asked you to.., we want all your money for your vote. ok, we'll have to give you something for it, after we tax others more inorder to give it to you.. we hate wall street but we'll gladly take their campaign donations.
    yes jessy jr. keep everyone paying for your livelyhood because you couldn't make it on your own, like your family and dad, if it weren't for your taxpayer's check.

    September 7, 2012 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  6. Luke Brown

    Bipolar disorder is hell. God bless you, Mr. Jackson.

    September 7, 2012 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  7. Ayn Rand(author of 'Selfishness is a Virtue') was an atheist, so doesn't that make her disciple, Paul Ryan, "ANTI-CHRIST"?

    Why does CNN think this is anyone's business?

    I await the breaking news of which Congressional folks have had hemorrhoid surgery.

    In other words, the news should be "Congressman Jackson is on medical leave", no more, no less.

    September 7, 2012 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  8. FUBAR

    Good, now we can throw this hack in jail for corruption in Illinois.

    September 8, 2012 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  9. Marie MD

    Good luck to you sir. It takes courage to understand there's a problem and it takes guts and determination to fix it.

    September 8, 2012 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  10. GI Joe

    I hope he takes his meds and stays on a healthy steady course. Thank God he recognized he had a problem. So many people don't.

    September 8, 2012 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  11. GI Joe

    It takes a big person to recognize they have a problem and do somethng about it.

    It takes a little person to try to denigrate positive actions.

    September 8, 2012 10:17 am at 10:17 am |