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Jesse Jackson Jr. is being treated for bi-polar disorder, this according to the Mayor Clinic. Jackson, is receiving treatment for bipolar II depression at the facility located in Rochester, Minn.  The clinic released a statement on his progress Monday (Aug. 13). “Congressman Jackson is responding well to the treatment and regaining his strength,” read the statement.

Although the reasoning behind stepping down from his congressional posts had been kept under wraps for months, Jackson requested that the veil be lifted. “Congressman Jackson has asked Mayo Clinic to distribute this information on his behalf. He and his family remain grateful for support and prayers offered and received on his behalf,” the statement continued.