Not only can a breakup can be painful, but it might even trigger depression that can't be healed with a Sex and the City marathon, a weekend under the covers, or a couple of forced girls' nights out. When Alexa Ray Joel recently broke up with her boyfriend, she says she experienced real depression that led to an overdose on sleep medication. Now the celebrity daughter says she will dedicate her time to raising awareness about "heartbreak-related depression." She wrote on her Facebook page:
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.
Has a breakup ever triggered depression for you?