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Sen. Tina Smith reveals her own past depression in push for mental health funding


"It started to feel weird that I wasn't just saying, 'Hey, I'm relating to this personally,' " said Sen. Tina Smith, about going public about her own experience while pursuing mental health legislation.

Washington – Sen. Tina Smith was in her late 30s, a successful career woman and the mother of two young boys, when depression hit.

"It just sort of feels like all the colors in the world start to fade out," Smith said. "The things that gave you a lot of joy, there's nothing there anymore."


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