Local Head of National Depression Organization to
Appear on ABC’s `The View,` Friday, March 9
(CHICAGO, March 8, 2007)—Sue Bergeson, president of the Chicago-based Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), the nation’s largest consumer-run organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses, appears on a special edition of ABC’s The View, Friday, March 9.
The one-hour special edition of the popular daytime talk-fest will focus on women and depression, and features guest co-host, and former soap opera star and talk show host, Linda Dano, who was diagnosed with depression after losing both her mother and father in the span of less than two weeks. Co-host Rosie O’Donnell also discusses her own experiences with clinical depression and how she came to realize she needed help following the Columbine High School tragedy in 1999.
For more information on the show, visit http://abc.go.com/daytime/theview/index.html.
Bergeson will discuss what people can do if they or someone they care about is diagnosed with depression. Bergeson taped the show, which usually is broadcast live, last Monday.
“We applaud ABC and The View for bringing attention to this critical health issue,” said Bergeson. “In addition to the more than 4 million who currently receive help from DBSA, this show will touch many more lives, letting them know that there is indeed hope, that treatment can work and that recovery is possible.”
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