Democratic congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. is said to be suffering from depression, and he is finding refuge from it at the Mayo Clinic. But on Saturday, July 28, 2012 the Moody Radio program In the Market with Janet Parshall will give their listening audience free expert advice on the serious mental health topic.
Jackson’s health battles, which also include gastrointestinal issues–possibly like the stomach bug being experienced by vacationing guests at Walt Disney World’s Wild Africa, have already allegedly driven him to take a medical leave from his post in the House of Representatives KTIV reported.
Others who suffer from depression can find themselves needing to reduce their work responsibilities too. The congressman’s leave, however, was surrounded by controversy when he failed to disclose to his constituents the reason no one could make contact with him professionally for weeks.
There is a sort of stigma associated with those suffering from depression, which can prompt those like the congressman to seek treatment on the sly–or to avoid telling others about their condition. Add to that the very public spotlight on the Democratic state rep in light of possible ethics violation allegations—and his relationship to his famous father Reverend Jesse Jackson—and you can understand his desire to avoid public speculation about his personal mental health issues.
The Illinois House Representative has much to be depressed about if the House Ethics Committee does find evidence of wrongdoing. And since a previous investigation into ethics violations has already resulted in the state’s former governor receiving a 14-year sentence for corruption, it’s easy to understand his concerns that sent him into hiding after serving for 10 terms in Congress.
“Breaking free from Depression,” however, doesn’t have to include a stay at the famed Mayo Clinic or going into hiding from constituents. And those who suffer from depression don’t all stand accused of deceiving the voting public either.
Fortunately, Moody Bible Radio’s In the Market with Janet Parshall program intends to highlight those facts and more on Saturday when they give listeners the 411 on depression. The program will air between 4 to 6 p.m. CT on one of these radio stations.
Parshall’s Saturday guest, Dr. Linda Mintle, who holds a Ph.D in urban health and clinical psychology, will discuss the triggers for depression, which can include making choices that result in negative emotions and the consequential fears of reprisals.
Janet Parshall’s guest will also help the listening audience better understand how they can break free from the grip of depression that allegedly motivated Jesse Jackson’s son’s hospitalized stay at the Mayo Clinic. And she won’t even charge for a house call.