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‘I Don’t Even Like It’: John Fetterman Talks About Struggling With Depression

Pennsylvania Democratic Senator John Fetterman spoke about his struggle with depression in an interview with The New York Times, saying he “didn’t even like it.”

On his interview with the exit, Fetterman talked about his first six months in Congress and his battle depression. Fetterman, who suffered a stroke in May 2022 and has been dealing with depression, he shared how he views himself negatively, even though people seem to find him interesting. (RELATED: John Fetterman Addresses Opening Statement in First Hearing Since Returning to Senate)

“I don’t even like it. That’s the truth,” Fetterman told the network in response to a question about why people seemed to find him fascinating, adding that it “makes no sense” to him.

Fetterman explained to the outlet that his depression is a “burden” and a “privilege” for him.

“It’s also an opportunity to be very bipartisan. Red or blue, if you are depressed, please get help. Don’t ever, ever, ever hurt yourself. Don’t leave a shot of it behind,” Fetterman said.

Fetterman was seen earlier this week answering questions from people in the halls of Congress with a tablet that uses voice-to-text dictation. The outlet noted that Fetterman had begun using a tablet that can transcribe “voice to text.”

Months later winning his candidacy for the senate against the Republican rival Dr. Mehmet Oz, Fetterman checked himself to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland for treatment for his depression.

Before his come back at the Capitol, Fetterman said during a interview with CBS News that he had “stopped leaving” his bed and “stopped eating” and lost a lot of weight, which forced his hospitalization.


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