Rep. Adam Smith weighs in on the country’s mental health crisis with his own story

WASHINGTON — Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.) knew when he hit rock bottom.

“I woke up one morning in early April of 2016 and seriously considered the possibility that I might never be able to get out of bed,” he opens his recent memoir, “Lost and Broken,” which details the six years in which “crippling anxiety” and chronic pain dominated his life even as he bounced back and forth from the Capitol to northern Seattle, the district he has represented for nearly three decades.

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