Patrick Kennedy

Former congressman Patrick Kennedy organized a mental health forum in Chicago. (Credit: Regine Schlesinger/WBBM)

Patrick Kennedy Hosting Mental Health Conference In Chicago

The son of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy was in Chicago Thursday for an all-day conference on the topic of how we treat — or in many cases, fail to treat — mental illness.


Jesse Jackson Jr., left, meets with his friend, Patrick Kennedy, during a visit at the Mayor Clinic, where Jackson is being treated for Bipolar II Disorder. (Patrick Kennedy)

Friend Of Jackson Jr. Offers Status Report On Congressman’s Treatment For Depression

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is in a “deep” depression and has “a lot of work” ahead of him on the road to recovery, former Rhode Island U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy says.