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    Mental illness takes many forms; therefore, the issues those battling mental health face often go unseen. For some Black celebrities with mental health issues, life is often filled with tragedy and triumphs while engaging in a private and public battle. Following is a list of famous Black celebrities who have battled mental illness. Michael Jackson Megastar…

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There’s good news for the family of former U.S. Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. After serving part of his sentence, he is set to be released from prison months earlier than planned. Jackson was originally sentenced in August 2013 to 30 months in prison over misuse of campaign funds. He was originally expected to be in…

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By all reports Jesse Jackson Jr., has been moved from a North Carolina federal prison where he was in solitary confinement to a minimum security prison at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama. The exact reason for his move was not given, but sources indicate that prison officials found him to be a disruptive element.…

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TV fans were devastated in August when news spread that former Disney teen actor Lee Thompson Young shockingly committed suicide. For weeks afterwards, details about Young’s death were scarce and a specific reason for his suicide is still unknown. But now a new report offers some insight into Young’s depression as it’s been revealed that…

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Sandi Jackson sentenced to prison After her husband, Jesse Jackson Jr., spends 2 1/2 years in prison, Sandi Jackson will be forced to report to a correctional facility. As previously reported, former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced today to 30 months in prison plus three years of supervised release for misspending $750,000 in campaign funds. For her…

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Now that former Jesse Jackson Jr. has been officially disgraced, removed from office, indicted and convicted of using more than a quarter-million dollars in campaign funds to furbish his luxury home in Washington, plus other personal items, Jackson will most likely be sent to a minimum-security federal “luxury” prison to serve out his time. The…

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Jesse Jackson Jr. sentenced Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced today to 30 months in prison plus three years of supervised release for misspending about $750,000 in campaign funds. “Your honor, throughout this process I’ve asked the government and the court to hold me and only me accountable for my actions,” said Jackson in…

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(CNN) – Former U.S. Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has signed a plea deal with prosecutors who were investigating potential financial improprieties, according to a source close to Jackson’s family. Lawyers representing Jackson did not return CNN phone calls Friday, and the U.S. Attorney’s office in Washington had no comment when asked about the Jackson case. Last…

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Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Home for Sale Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. has put his home in Washington, D.C., on the market for a reported $2.5 million. He’s been on leave from Congress since June 10, while undergoing treatment for Bipolar II depression. The Democratic congressman’s office released this statement: “Like millions of Americans, Congressman Jackson and Mrs.…

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Fans of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” know that Lil Scrappy can be pretty wishy-washy when it comes to his love life. But Scrappy now claims that his indecisive attitude about love is due to being bipolar. Scrappy makes his bipolar claim in a short YouTube clip as he discusses his new song with singer…

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(CNN) — U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is responding well to treatment for bipolar depression, the Mayo Clinic said Monday. The Rochester, Minn.-based clinic said Jackson is regaining his strength but offered no further information on his condition. In early July, the congressman’s office announced he was “receiving intensive medical treatment at a residential treatment facility for…

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The wife of Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is finally talking about her husband’s depression and treatment, dispelling rumors he attempted suicide but acknowledging he is “completely debilitated by depression.” “His collapse was D-Day for us,” wife Sandi Jackson told the Chicago Sun-Times. Jackson, D-Illinois, left his job in June without explanation and made public…

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The least public of Chicago’s famed Jackson family,and the mother of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) spoke openly regarding her son’s treatment for a mood disorder while speaking at the Rainbow PUSH coalition conference in Chicago. Jackie Jackson told reporters that her son had experienced severe disappointment — some of it politically related —…

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When news broke that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is “receiving intensive medical treatment at a residential treatment facility for a mood disorder,” it was a blog-buster and a subject of breaking news on traditional media websites. The innuendo ranged from “alcohol addiction” to “a mystery illness.” No matter if he’s suffering from a “mood disorder”…

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Washington (CNN) — Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is “receiving intensive medical treatment at a residential treatment facility for a mood disorder,” according to a statement released on Wednesday by the congressman’s office, which attributed the quote to an unidentified doctor. The Illinois Democrat and son of civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson has not been on…

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