Alexa, you’re so brave for speaking out.
Alexa Ray Joel, 24, posted a note to her personal Facebook account today, one of her first public statements since she was hospitalized for a drug overdose on Dec. 5, 2009. She thanks her fans for their “encouraging posts,” which she says “never failed to cheer [her] up!” She also talks about what she’ll be working on in 2010, specifically her desire “to help young girls with something I feel I know a GREAT deal about: Heartbreak-Related Depression.”
“Although it does not get much attention in our society, it is a very serious and painful condition that often gets ‘swept under the carpet,'” she writes. “I hope to bring this topic more to light… I’m even going back to school for Psychology in hopes to learn more about this and many other afflictions that many of us have had to face… after all, there’s nothing more fascinating than the human mind and it’s respective conditions.”
Alexa, it must have taken a lot of courage to tell everyone about your condition. We can’t wait to see you accomplish all of these goals you’ve set for yourself — and remember to find time to relax and take it easy once in a while!
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