It's up to the doctors when Jesse Jackson Jr. will return to work, reports POLITICO. He's out of the Mayo Clinic but doesn't as yet have to move on to the hard part of picking up the pieces of his life.
Emotional breakdowns like Jackson's are no stranger to lawyers. Research shows over and over again they have a higher than average rate of clinical depression. When it comes time to resume a life there is, first of all, the fear that it will be impossible or just too hard to function. There's the fantasy of running. Secondly, there's the fear of relapse. Third, there's the expected self consciousness of wondering what everyone in the office is thinking about you. And, fourth, if you're prominent you are concerned that someone could be leaking how you are comporting yourself to the media.