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Alex Talks to New York Post About Depression, Therapy, Suicide, & GetSomeJoy

Photo Credit: Brian Zak / New York Post 

Following Janet Jackson’s joy-themed ESSENCE cover story, Alex spoke to reporter Rebecca Santiago from NY Post about his wellness journey. He explored depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideations, how therapy has helped him, and what inspired GetSomeJoy.

“In the beginning, I didn’t even know what it was,” Hardy, now 33, tells The Post. “I would lie on the floor, hyperventilating, just trying to calm myself down. I was crying a lot and not functioning. I couldn’t get through things without going down this whole rabbit hole of, ‘You’re a piece of s–t.’”

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Self-Care Check-In with Stacia: “Loving myself more…”

…I’d give myself a “7” — and that’s a big change from the “5” I’d have given myself just a year ago.  Back then, well-being and balance were on the backburner as I worked hard and not smart. Now, I eat more balanced and fulfilling meals, I move my body often, I delegate more and ask for help, and I take time to slow down and sit still. Most importantly, I no longer jump to do a task until the idea of it brings me ease. In essence, I spend more time living slowly and loving myself more deeply…

Stacia Yearwood is an unabashedly curious writer, filmmaker, and educator from the beautiful twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. With a penchant for literary and literal rambling, she divides her time between storytelling and scanning cyberspace for the next travel opportunity. She is the curator of the travel blog Paper Passages and founder of the empathic writing service I Hope This Message Finds You Well.



Oh, hey. Behind the scenes, we’re in the midst of pulling together this entire self-care check-in situation. We’re building a database of resources to help you facilitate wellness at home, school and work. We’re also working with community partners to create Self-Care Check-In™ Experiences in unexpected places.

We’re excited. We look forward to involving you in this initiative and to lead with a new posture that highlights expressions of compassion and love for ourselves and for our communities.

Team GetSomeJoy.

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