Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) is home after undergoing extended treatment for bipolar disorder at the Mayo Clinic, his chief of staff said Friday.
“He’s at home in Washington convalescing with his wife and children,” aide Rick Bryant told the Associated Press. “Let’s hope he returns to work on Monday.”
Bryant said he wasn’t sure when exactly Jackson was discharged. A statement from Jackson’s wife said she and her husband were “thankful for the heartfelt prayers and kind thoughts from so many for our family.”
Jackson took medical leave from Congress in June for a then-undisclosed reason. A statement from the Mayo Clinic in July revealed he was undergoing treatment for depression, later amended to be Bipolar II, a disorder involving periodic bouts of depression and hypomania. Hypomania is a less serious form of mania.