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Alexa Ray Joel Breaks Her Silence — She Wants To Help Young Girls With 'Heartbreak-Related Depression' & She's Going Back To School!

Sun, January 3, 2010 3:04pm EDT by Add first Comment


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!

Get More on Alexa Ray Joel:

  1. The Real Story Behind Alexa Ray Joel’s Suicide Attempt
  2. Alexa Ray Joel’s Suicide Attempt: Did Her Mom Christie Brinkley Push Her Over the Edge?
  3. Alexa Ray Joel: “I Want to Thank Everyone for Their Outpouring of Love and Support!”