Demi Lovato Campaigns for Mental Health Awareness by Sharing Her Bipolar Disorder
Demi Lovato is not just a talented singer. Recently, she campaigned for a cause inspired by her own dark experiences. Read on to know Lovato’s latest project.
According to E! News, Lovato, in partnership with The Mental Health Listening & Engagement Tour, aims to spread awareness about bipolar depression.
The former “X Factor” judge announced she had bipolar disorder. She claimed she had “some dark times” during the depressive phase of her condition. However, she shared there is still hope for those who are experiencing the illness.
“I’m living proof that someone can live, love and be well with bipolar disorder when they get education, support and treatment they need,” she said in the public service announcement.
She ended her helpful message by enumerating services and websites for people struggling with mental illness and seeking therapy or treatment.
Lovato, known with her beginnings as a Disney star, became infamous with her issues regarding bulimia, bipolar disorder and suicide. According to Cosmopolitan for Latinas, she did not have a positive role model as a child.
In a 2012 interview, the singer said she wanted to be a positive role model for her young fans, so she decided to talk about eating disorder and depression.
According to an interview with ABC News in 2011, Lovato cannot believe at first when she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She shared that the reason for her eating disorder was the constant teasing about her weight during childhood. She revealed she had a suicide attempt when she was 11 years old by cutting herself.
In 2010, Lovato’s condition became severe when she hit a backup dancer during “Camp Rock 2” tour. It made her family send her to treatment.
The singer said in an interview with Robin Roberts on “20/20” that she wanted to enlighten young girls that “it doesn’t have to be this way.”
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