- Patrick Kennedy is a former congressman
- He is on a mission for mental health reform
The Axe Files, featuring David Axelrod, is a podcast distributed by CNN and produced at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. The author works at the institute.
Chicago (CNN)Once a rising star of America's most prominent political family, former Rep. Patrick Kennedy left politics behind to focus on combating his drug and alcohol addiction and bipolar disorder. Now sober, healthy and happy, Kennedy is pushing for changes to mental health care and telling the story of his own high-profile battle.