The View may be the world’s biggest soap opera. One day we have Elisabeth Hasselbeck allegedly quitting and the next we have Rosie O’Donnell disclosing that, yes, she’s been treated for depression.
It all started back when those crazy Columbine kids decided to take their peers’ lives:
I couldn’t stop crying. I stayed in my room. The lights were off. I couldn’t get out of bed and that’s when I started taking medication.
In addition to her post-traumatic depression, O’Donnell apparently suffers from seasonal affective disorder – you know, when you get all distraught over the short, gloomy winter days. This, of course, begs the question: who doesn’t suffer from SAD?
Not only does Rosie pump herself full of pills, she also practices “inversion therapy” in which she hangs upside down for about 30 minutes a day. The therapy’s most commonly used for back pain, which makes it sort of an odd choice for someone with depression. Although, at least that way her frown looks like a smile…