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(CNN)   Representative Jackson is still very depressed. Very, very depressed. Very, very, very, very, very, very depressed   (cnn.com ) divider line
    More: Followup, residential treatment, Jesse Jackson, mood disorders, bipolar depression, gastric bypass surgery, House Ethics Committee  
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2012-08-14 12:43:37 AM  
Yes, subby, mental illness is always hilarious.
 
2012-08-14 12:56:07 AM  
Good for him for getting treatment.
 
2012-08-14 07:27:11 AM  
I wonder if the Illinois state police will pull his Firearms Owner ID (FOID) card?
 
2012-08-14 07:56:19 AM  

Ambivalence: Good for him for getting treatment.


And good for him on going public with it. If he had, say, cancer, the media would be falling over themselves to call him "courageous in the face of adversity".
 
2012-08-14 07:58:28 AM  
I hate being bi-polar, it's awesome!
 
2012-08-14 08:04:01 AM  
Get that man some firearms, an arsenal at the very least.
And 2,750mg of lithium.
 
2012-08-14 08:04:33 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Ambivalence: Good for him for getting treatment.

And good for him on going public with it. If he had, say, cancer, the media would be falling over themselves to call him "courageous in the face of adversity".


A million times this. Watch the lack of compassion from the usual idiot brigade over this. I can't wait for a discussion about how mental illness is a conspiracy by the pharmaceutical companies, and he should just man up and think happy thoughts.

It's got to be bad if he's been in inpatient treatment for this long. At least the Mayo Clinic has some of the best doctors.
 
2012-08-14 08:04:52 AM  
Cocaine is a hell of a drug.
 
2012-08-14 08:05:34 AM  

LarryDan43: Cocaine is a hell of a drug.


Like this.
 
2012-08-14 08:19:55 AM  
If there is one thing the last few weeks should have shown Americans over and over again is that people with mental illness should be ridiculed and marginalized, and that they also never lash out when they either don't or are unable to seek help.

/subby can DIAF
//Hope Rep. Jackson gets well soon, mental illness is a terrible thing to have untreated
 
2012-08-14 08:20:34 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Ambivalence: Good for him for getting treatment.

And good for him on going public with it. If he had, say, cancer, the media would be falling over themselves to call him "courageous in the face of adversity".


Depression is the cancer of the soul.
 
2012-08-14 08:31:27 AM  

DblDad: Yes, subby, mental illness is always hilarious.


It is when it's Bachmann.
 
2012-08-14 08:33:07 AM  
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2012-08-14 08:44:56 AM  
I guess getting caught would get anyone depressed.

I am shocked he hasn't tried to commit suicide haveing Jesse Jackson as a father...
 
2012-08-14 09:55:52 AM  
No shade over this. Depression and mental illnesses suck regardless of partisan leanings. Hope the guy gets better soon and realizes how lucky he is to have great care.
 
2012-08-14 11:18:50 AM  
Mental illnesses suck. So does electing the son of someone in politics due to name recognition.
 
2012-08-14 02:47:19 PM  

DblDad: Yes, subby, mental illness is always hilarious.


As someone who deals with the 'depressed' end of the bi-polar scale I'm in the not-so-enviable position to tell y'all how pants-wettingly funny it isn't.
Everything is flat, sad and grey. All the time. The medical term for this is anhedonia (a psychological condition characterized by inability to experience pleasure in normally pleasurable acts) Things that once gave you joy, pleasure, satisfaction, the giggles?
They're still there, but your ability to experience the happiness you got from them is gone.

It's being eaten by the Nothing...parts of yourself just trickle away, leaving a void.
Your good days are like tap-dancing on quicksand- you never know when the ground is going to disappear under you.
"Going through the motions" and trying to maintain takes all the energy you've got...and frequently then some.
It's like fighting a corrosive fog- a fog that dissolves you emotionally and spiritually, but since it rarely leaves 'marks' that indicate that you are dealing with something going very wrong, many people don't take your situation seriously.
Trust me, depression is very REAL.

Anti-depressants can help somewhat, but many of them have so many side effects (e.g., weight gain, mood swings, heart/liver/kidney problems, etc.) that it's a toss-up which is worse; the actual depression or the side effects.


/ Cue the laugh track...
 
2012-08-14 02:50:00 PM  
Well said, syzygy whizz.
 
2012-08-14 03:27:30 PM  

syzygy whizz: Everything is flat, sad and grey. All the time.


So, basically like the old Soviet Union.
 
2012-08-14 03:34:56 PM  

dittybopper: syzygy whizz: Everything is flat, sad and grey. All the time.

So, basically like the old Soviet Union.


Right, or David Letterman.

/get well, get well soon, we want you to get well...
 
2012-08-14 06:16:57 PM  
I lost a sister-in-law to bi-polar disease because the crappy public mental health system we have in this country, she was only seen on the downside not the up and they kept prescribing worthless anti-depressants to her. On time when she hadn't slept for a few days and she was afraid of hurting her toddlers She self-medicated with an Oxy-patch that was stronger than she thought and OD'ed

I have a cousin who is in denial about hers because of the public stigma associated with it, and I'm terrified for the safety of her ex-army ranger husband and beautiful little boy because her manic phase included paranoid delusions of a religious nature (IE god speaking to her personally)

So fark you subby, fark you long and hard.

/On a happier note I was able to diagnose and get treatment for a now close friend, I was originally dating. (My first tip off was that she was hot and 21 and I was decidedly not and 32 at the time and I know enough about the world to know that doesn't happen naturally unless I'm rich which I decidedly wasn't at the time)
 
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