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Mon Apr 17, 2023, 03:15 PM Apr 2023

Fetterman returns to the Senate following treatment for clinical depression [View all]

Source: CNN Politics

CNN — Sen. John Fetterman has returned to the Senate after receiving treatment for clinical depression at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The Pennsylvania Democrat began inpatient treatment in February and was discharged at the end of March. “It’s great to be back,” he told reporters as he arrived at the Capitol Monday afternoon. He did not answer questions.

“I want everyone to know that depression is treatable, and treatment works,” Fetterman said in a statement after his release. “This isn’t about politics — right now there are people who are suffering with depression in red counties and blue counties. If you need help, please get help.” His office had said he would return to Washington, DC, when the Senate came back into session on April 17 following a two-week recess.

While Fetterman had dealt with “depression off and on throughout his life, it only became severe in recent weeks,” his chief of staff said in February, announcing that the senator had decided to seek treatment.

Fetterman, a 53-year-old freshman senator who was elected in November of last year, suffered a stroke ahead of the the May 2022 Democratic Senate primary in Pennsylvania, which he went on to win.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2023/04/17/politics/fetterman-return-senate/index.html

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Very happy to hear this. GPV Apr 2023 #1
Welcome back! Marthe48 Apr 2023 #2
+1 Hugh_Lebowski Apr 2023 #5
Good for you, John Fetterman! raging moderate Apr 2023 #3
I hope he's feeling better IronLionZion Apr 2023 #4
A bright future ahead for this wonderful man Doc Sportello Apr 2023 #6
I'm glad there's at least one person on Capitol Hill heckles65 Apr 2023 #7
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