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Considering her brush with death earlier this month, Alexa Ray Joel has thanked everyone for their love and support through this difficult time and is doing pretty well considering the circumstances.

Alexa's hospitalization was due to an overdose of pills at a time of crippling depression and wants to help others who are suffering.

She wants to "help young girls with something 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. I hope to bring this topic more to light."

Alexa is even going back to school for psychology, so she's legit!

Lots of luck!

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  1. Retro says – reply to this


    1

    she's hot



  2. 2

    I'm sure she's not thanking you for you childish and hateful comments about her douchebag.



  3. 3

    She's a pretty thoughtful girl.



  4. 4

    Please stop making fun of her looks. She's a beautiful young lady. Everyone doesn't have to look the same way; life would be boring, if they did.



  5. 5

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    you poor thing, your mom never

    acted like a real mom…she had

    to have that younger husband that

    played her and ruined her kids lives.

    I feel for you and your dad.♥

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  6. ap076 says – reply to this


    6

    I agree with everything she is talking about and wish her nothing but the best. Various types of depression and their relationship to suicide attempts need more attention.
    For me it involves not drinking (affects depression meds and raises suicide threshold by lowering inhibitions for me) and keeping in mind, SUICIDE IS A PERMANENT SOLUTION TO A TEMPORARY PROBLEM.



  7. 7

    YOU'RE SUCH A TWO FACED FATASS. I'M SURE THE MOMENT ALL THE BUZZ CALMS DOWN FROM THIS YOU'LL BE BACK BASHING HER AGAIN.



  8. 8

    She's a gorgeous girl. No wonder Perez and his equally grotesque sister were always ragging on her. Karma is a biotch Perez. Many people will be smiling when you crash and burn.

  9. ap076 says – reply to this


    9

    I could have done without the hyperbolic opening to the post: "Considering her brush with death earlier this month" in favor of, After her suicide attempt earlier this month.
    Especially since as the source article states "The pills she'd taken she now says were homeopathic but she nevertheless became so frightened, she called 911."



  10. 10

    She is one FUGLY B*tch!!!



  11. 11

    She's so beautiful. She's right heartbreak at any age can be hard.



  12. 12

    Wowza! She is a hottie…………for sure. Sounds like she is doing well, good for her!



  13. 13

    she's so prettttty.



  14. 14

    …heart-break related depression? i'm sorry, but that is just wrong. the break-up obviously exacerbated an already underlying condition in this young woman. bella-syndrome doesn't get much attention in our society, because it's not a disease, it's not an illness. if you try to kill yourself over any break-up, the problem isn't the actual "broken heart," it has to do with your sense of self-worth…or lack, thereof…



  15. 15

    yeah since she tried to kill her self you stopped posting unflattering pics and hatting on her.



  16. 16

    Alexa, you are such a beautiful girl. I am glad that you are turning your experience into something positive and I am sure it will be helpful to other girls that having the same experience . Just remember that the right person for you will only bring out the BEST in you. Stay strong.



  17. 17

    Good for her! Interested to see what happens next– :)



  18. 18

    Yay Lex ! She's such a sweet girl, she deserves to be happy. I hope she gets through it. Jimmy was not worth all this ! No man is.



  19. 19

    It's the pills she was on that sent her over the edge.
    It's all swept under the rug by the drug companies, that a major 'side effect'
    is suicide



  20. 20

    She took a few homeopathic pills, nothing that could really have hurt her, but a cry for help is a cry for help….she's beautiful and talented and now trying to help others….Blessings Alexa



  21. 21

    I blame the mother …..



  22. 22

    Is this a joke?



  23. 23

    What the hell is with you? You pick on someone until they attempt suicide, and THEN you start being nice to them? You twat.



  24. 24

    I'm sure she's not thanking YOU!



  25. 25

    First of all you can't kill yourself with 8 homeopathic pain killers.
    .
    Second of all, she is by all accounts a spoiled little rich kid who throws massive tempertandrums when she doesn't get her way.
    .
    Third her daddy seems to be aware of that; that's why he didn't go to the hospital when she was [rushed] there.
    ..
    NEXT!
    .



  26. 26

    I am glad she is addressing her issues publicly and attempting to help others, but I hope she helps herself. She has been thrust into the limelight from birth, with an uber talented musician father and an absolutely gorgeous model for a mother. That's a great deal of pressure since day one. Hard ideals to live up to on both sides of the spectrum.

    On another note, as a Doctor of Psychology I must say, "Heartbreak Related Depression" would be classified under a Major Depressive Episode. The grieving process and qualifying crieria are exactly the same.



  27. 27

    Excellent! You go girl!



  28. 28

    Good luck to you, Alexa………………………………..



  29. 29

    Hey, Alexa…the condition of 'heartbreak condition' has another name callled, 'He's Just Not That Into You'.

    Who is the genius told you NOT to get a nose job? Just get that schnoze lopped off and you'll look a hell of a lot better. Go to Ashlee Simpson's plastic surgeon.

    Then wait for someone who is into you. It's called dating the right men. Put all the pieces together and you'll be okay.



  30. 30

    SOO SHRINKOLOGY MAKES HER LEGIT? LOL, HERE'S NEWS FOR YA… EVERY DIME AND HALF COLLEGE KID TAKES PSYCHOLOGY, DOESN'T MEAN THEY BECOME PSYCHOLOGISTS AKA W/PHD. IF SHE MAKES IT AFTER 7 YRS THEN MAKE STUPID COMMENTS. DUMBASS.



  31. 31

    RE: AP076 Well said….



  32. 32

    Congratulations! You are a beautiful young woman with so much to offer the world. You can save lives!



  33. 33

    this bitch took 8 herbal ibuprofen in her supposed "suicide attempt"… all this over a boy… ugly bitch with a crazy nose etc



  34. 34

    she's such an ugly attention whore. try killing yourself for real next time pinocchio!



  35. 35

    HOTT………….To bad Mario yer not!!!!!!!!!!!!! porky!!!!!!!



  36. 36

    Re: krazihottkelli/bitchygrl – Hey Hottie…..WET NECK LICK….♥♥♥ fucking -30 today……get over here!!!!!!!!!



  37. 37

    Yes these drug companies suck cause I am bipolar and they put me on abilify and lamictal and I wanted to kill myself. Stupid them tried to keep me on the shiit even though I was a nurse and know a thing or two about meds.

  38. fiera says – reply to this


    38

    I dont know why you ever said she was ugly Perez, i don't see it. She is beautiful !!! I wish her all the best.

  39. ANGRY says – reply to this


    39

    She is gorgeous.



  40. 40

    Letz move it doughboy!!!!!!!! fucking slow!!!!!!!!! you fucktard!!!!



  41. 41

    Good for her. She seems like a great girl, who has been through A LOT. It can't be fun having the parents she does, but she seems awesome. She looks stunning and happy - keep it up, Alexa!



  42. 42

    Oh please. Every one of us has been thru a heatbreaking breakup; we don't attempt suicide.

    Call it what it is. It's way more deep than a breakup.

    So tired of people trying to put a "disease" tag on everything. She has mental issues to do what she did and the breakup may have pushed her over the edge but it is not what caused it.

    Get real people. Take responsibility for what it really is and deal with that. Don't make something up about it being just a breakup.



  43. 43

    What a bunch of jealous broads there are out there. WTF? Shes not even close to being ugly. Good for her for stepping up. Everyone f$%ks up, she has the chance to do things right now.



  44. 44

    thats nice and she's right it think mental illness is still frowned upon , were ment to be ahead and making movements—but were not not as a society! i would say i knew depression very well (grief) i hate it and i hate the word hate…i h**e that to 'fit in' you have to answer yes no….and conform if you are different in anyway its "grow up" "phase" "your grow out of it" come on perez your gay come on i asked my grandma and she said people whom were gay when she was a child were put in hospital….its like so much pressure today to 'fit in/be normal(define normal)/smile….. basically if you dont conform and no what you want to do by 16 or never been in love by 17 or dont get drunk etc..'society' says ow were so cool with it =lies….they alienate you if you dont….they do what some think what to do to a child you know "tell them something=they do oposite" people also are in so much of a hurry to get aabsolutly nowhere-fast! we are a gluten for punishment we want more and the more we get the more we want! ok ranting and i hope she ok and it a better new year for her x



  45. 45

    She looks stunningly beautiful in this photo. Keep up the good work, Alexa!



  46. 46

    Heartbreak related depression is often swept under the rug. I think what she is doing is awesome and I wish her nothing but luck.



  47. 47

    She should prob
    just shut the fuck up
    and fade into obscurity.
    Her skin isn't thick enough.
    She's too delicate
    a creature.



  48. 48

    I think that it is a good thing that they have labelled Heartbreak Depression. Maybe young people (or even older people) who have had a break-up will seek help in dealing with the crushing effects a break-up can have on self-esteem (especially if it gets nasty at the end or if the person has totally let the other person control him or her or has depended on the other person for most of his or her identity). At the time, it may make the depressed one feel that life isn't worth living wthout the missing boyfriend or girlfriend. But it is amazing when given time and distance how different that old flame looks. Given the fact that suicide is a leading cause of adolescent death and heartbreak is one of the main reasons, Alexa is doing a great thing by being involved.

  49. LCFB says – reply to this


    49

    "an overdose of pills at a time of crippling depression" isn't that just attempted suicide. i like the spin.

    however, no relationship is worth trying to kill yourself over. attempted suicide isn't the problem, it's dealing with what you've done for the rest of your life. anyways, good luck to her.



  50. 50

    Is this a recent pic? She looks beautiful!!



  51. 51

    this comment has nothing to do w Alexis … i just had no where else to post..another site kept reporting that Tom Arnold helped get Jason Davis into rehab….and for the life of me.. i couldn't figure out who that was..til i saw a picture..and then..on this other site.. allllll these people started commenting.saying..thats greasy bear… his brother is gummy bear..and THEN.. i knew who they were talking about..didn't you start calling them greasy and gummy, Perez???? too funny.. hope he straightens himself out..



  52. 52

    mario, take the day off, you have been working so hard lately, oh shit you are already gone



  53. 53

    "Heartbreak-Related Depression. Although it does not get much attention in our society"

    Gimme a break. Turn on the RADIO. This is all we ever sing about. Write a song about it. C'mon. It's the oldest depression in the book.



  54. 54

    Well at least I understand why her boyfriend dumped her: I mean, she's quite a dog, let's face it…..she's fugly. Maybe if she tried vomiting after she eats, she wouldn't be so chubby and pasty-looking, or if she just got some liposuction. And her eyes are too far apart, no one wants to look at that. Don't suppose there's anything you can do about that, though, except hide ha ha!



  55. 55

    Well, she's really growing into her looks. She looks great. I had heartbreak depression when I was a teen, it lasted 6 very long painful months so I know what she's talking about. But taking ones own live is NEVER the answer! I'm surprised and proud she has the guts to open up about such a personal matter.



  56. 56

    She looks great all around. Beautiful smile, eyes, hair, skin, body. Plus a privileged, charmed life of wealth and luxury and opportunity. Not much to be down about. But she is right, a badly broken heart can really temporarily wack someup up unless you reel it back in and put things in perspective.



  57. 57

    …uhm, heart-break related depression is "often swept under the rug," cuz there's no such thing…i think this girl made the term up, but even if it's been used before, it's not a medical or scientific possibility…think about it; it's not viable to gauge how badly buddy broke your heart, or the depths of your wretched despair, and, there's only one known cure — get over it. wallow in the melancholia, briefly, then, face facts and move on. seems as though this is just another dramatic bid for galahad's attention…



  58. 58

    i've had major heartbreak in the past too.. although not suicidal, i can relate somewhat :( all the best :)

    u r very pretty :)



  59. 59

    From GossipCop
    Perez begins New Year with strikeout about Kate Hudson, A-Rod and Madonna.
    Perez Hilton is breathlessly reporting today that “Sources are now suggesting that the end of Alex Rodriguez and Kate Hudson’s eight month relationship was A-Rod’s obsession with an old flame: Madonna!”
    (When Perez says “sources” what he really means is OK! magazine, which is where he cut and pasted this “scoop” from.)
    Anyway, the bad blogger then quotes a “close source” as saying, “Kate was mad with jealousy. She gave A-Rod three chances to stop contacting Madonna. When she found out that he was still calling and texting her, she hit the roof. How would you feel if your new boyfriend kept calling his ex?”
    Perez responds to the source’s rhetorical question: “Not good at all!”
    On the subject of “not good at all,” let’s look at Perez’s item.
    For starters, it’s both old and wrong. Gossip Cop busted this bad dish last year.
    Hudson did not break up with Rodriguez because of Madonna. The “Nine” star wanted to fast-track the relationship, and the Yankees slugger wasn’t ready to take the next step.
    Even though it’s not a great start to the New Year, Gossip Cop is still holding out hope that Perez will resolve to fact-check a little more in 2010.



  60. 60

    Shut-up you crazy scank. Dadies PR dudes are at work. You are a weak ugly crazy scank



  61. 61

    Didn't Scarez once say that unfortunately Alexa didn't get her mothers' looks but her father's suggesting that she's ugly? What planet do you live on Scarez? Oh, and by the way Avatar kicked Sherlock Holmes ass again.



  62. 62

    she's super pretty



  63. 63

    She's beautiful :)



  64. 64

    She's a sweet lady and I wish her the best of luck in everything in the future. She deserves it. And I hope she does help other lost souls find their way. Nice career choice.



  65. 65

    She's really pretty.
    Best of Luck, Alexa.
    Ignore the haters as much as you can, and just be happy.



  66. 66

    I don't care what anybody says, I think she's beautiful.



  67. 67

    I'm Bipolar manic depressed, being in any kind of depression is horrible.. i have a drinking problem & i occasionally go on a drug binge if not i try to commit suicide and Ive been able to control my suicide tendencies throughout music… but to be honest heartbreak is definite deal breaker



  68. 68

    she's gorgeous!



  69. 69

    boo hoo grow up



  70. 70

    Barbara/Perez/The Other Cretins Blogging These Days: (1) God bless the girl for being strong and facing her demons so publicly. It will do her good. (2) Obviously you haven't met many psycologists. Most of them are more than just a little nutty. Hopefully she won't be joining that fold.



  71. 71

    "Heartbreak-Related Depression"? Erm …. isn't that just a fancy new $150 dollar term for ….. LIFE??? Christ!! You get dumped! You feel like shit for a while and get depressed and eat too much or don't eat at all for a while, and then … YOU GET ON WITH IT! Suicide attempt? That is way more than just heartbreak sweetie. You have access to more money than you can ever spend, you are gorgeous, and for sure you can and will find a way to get over whoever dumped you. My advice - buy a round-the-world plane ticket (first class as you can afford it), grab a backpack and get lost for a few months. That will cure any loser heartbreak.



  72. 72

    pretty girl,good for you.

  73. mw says – reply to this


    73

    she's so cute (and gorgeous - leave her alone perez!) sweet thing she's going to do..



  74. 74

    thats so inspiring I just LOVE her =)



  75. 75

    Yay Alexa! She's beautiful!



  76. 76

    Is it just me…or does she look a lot like Brittany Murphy?
    Hope she lives a lot longer than Brit. Don't hurt yourself, girl!!!!!
    Celebrities keep dropping like flies before they hit 40.



  77. 77

    She is gorgeous!!



  78. 78

    Re: Long Dong Connery – I agree Connery she is HOT!



  79. 79

    I never thought her mother was cute when I was growing up. I think Alexa is beautiful, though . . . Unfortunately, she obviously uses her mother — who has been married multiple times — as a role model. Obviously, her mother doesn't know what real love entails, or she wouldn't have had so many jerk offs . . .



  80. 80

    I hope she stays strong and recovers, best of luck Alexa

  81. chlyn says – reply to this


    81

    The best antidote for "Heartbreak-Related Depression" is to have lots of self-esteem. Then you know that how one random guy feels about you doesn't define your worth. And while it's sad that one relationship is over, it doesn't mean you'll never have another that's just as satisfying or even better.



  82. 82

    Re: BabyGirl27 – Good luck to you with all those problems. Hell, I'm not even depressed but I sure do like to get my drink on. Maybe we can meet up some day. You'd love the bitches from the trailer court. No one can be depressed hanging with them. You feel like the queen of the world and they're all people from the Jerry Springer Show. Come on over sometime. You'll feel really good about yourself after being with them.



  83. 83

    I think that is absolutely wonderful. Good for her, she's going to help a lot of people. I wish her nothing but the best.



  84. 84

    she is also really attractive



  85. 85

    GOOD FOR HER ! WHAT A SWEET GIRL..ALSO THIS IS NOT A BAD ANGLE FOR HER…



  86. 86

    Her daddy's rich and her mama's good lookin'…………….
    She got looks, wealth, and talent; I hope she flourishes.



  87. 87

    Hey, I'm probably in the minority, but I think she looks decent.

    That being said, let's address the elephant in the room: Yeah, she was probably affected by Heartbreak-Related Depression syndrome, but maybe she was also affected by My-Mom-Was-A-Supermodel-And-I'm-Not syndrome as well?



  88. 88

    She's so pretty, with gorgeous eyes and long, pretty hair. All of you calling her a spoiled brat…look at Paris Hilton, THAT'S a spoiled brat. What has she ever done? Just because you were born to a celebrity doesn't mean you are automatically a spoiled brat. All of you stereotypical, prejudice a-holes need to shut up and realize that suicide isn't FUNNY, you do NOT joke about death. Whatever dumb kid said she should kill herself for real now, you are a friggin idiot and have no idea what you are talking about. She's intelligent, and Perez, you suck because you constantly beat on poor teens and young women (they have feelings, too, wierd! I know!) and the minute something sad happens you get all mushy and act like you have feelings so prevent the press from beating down on YOU as a heartless selfless ass.



  89. 89

    SHE IS LOVELY, and this really is a topic that should be brought to light. It's a very powerful thing when you share the depths of your being with a trusted other and then suddenly it's over. They're gone. It leaves one feeling extremely vulnerable, even shell shocked. Everyone says "get over it" which is always easier said than done.



  90. 90

    no one cares that you were stupid enuf to let some asshole guy make you want to kill yourself, you selfish, entitled, spoiled little bitch. youre young, rich, and in some people's opinion, hot, so why dont you just go shopping, stfu and refrain from subjecting society to your rediculousness.



  91. 91

    There is no such diagnosis as Heartbreak related depression, so I resent her for making this nonsense up. She has a severe depression problem, that she probably needs to be medicated and counseled for. Anyone who tries to commit suicide is suffering from a severe mental illness and a breakup can be a trigger, but the illness already existed.



  92. 92

    Alexa Ray, you are so beautiful and you will move on. I felt that way after losing the 'big' love of my life and, while being a pretty woman, felt like giving it all up. Now, I have moved on. Older and wiser as they say. It is great you are helping others. Love you



  93. 93

    How long til you're traSHing her again, fuckface. Good luck alexa



  94. 94

    That is the smartest thing ive heard a well known person (*cant call her a celeb, more like a celebuspawn*) say in a looong time. That does happen and all you hear as a sufferer is "oh honey it will heal in time" um, every situation is different. time heals but some people need better coping skells.



  95. 95

    i mean skills. i know you bitches will jump my throat for misspelling.



  96. 96

    The ANGUISH of a breakup is most definitely some of the worst pain you can go through and people do sweep it under the rug. I've always liked Alexa and feel she could be President one day! :)



  97. 97

    She looks great in this picture. So happy and healthy! Way to go Alexa!
    xoxo,

    Sheba



  98. 98

    haha that's funny as shit saying she's going to college for psychology so she's legit. Half the trailer whores in my trailer park go to community college on welfare and the first thing they study is psychology you asshole. Dr Phil studied psychology too and he's an asshole



  99. 99

    …it's not helping young women when you give credence to this silly romantic pseudo-babble. all this new moon shit is fucking these young girls up. teaching them that it's cool to lose your mind and mourn after a guy when he splits. it's irresponsible. and this type of behavior doesn't make you tragic and heroic, it highlights your own stupidity and lack of ego development. it is absolutely not okay to bring recognition to something as questionable as heartbreak related depression — it is the complete opposite of okay, it's obviously a backwards concept. here's a plan, alexa, why don't you bring recognition to the plight of the poverty-stricken in your own city? maybe that will get your head out of your selfish ass for ten minutes…



  100. 100

    Tell that to someone who battles Depression to the point of needing medication on a daily basis, and not due to "Heart Break." Really?

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