Demi Lovato just opened up about sobriety and mental illness and we are listening
There are so many reasons to adore Demi Lovato. Between her incredible talent and commitment to being her best self, she is one of the most inspiring stars on the planet.
And hearing Demi Lovato talk candidly about her bipolar disorder and how she continues to live a happy life every day is making us love her even more.
Demi reminded people that mental illness is not an insurmountable obstacle.
She said, "If you know someone or if you’re dealing with it yourself, just know that it is possible to live well. I'm living proof of that."
The entertainer has been candid and honest about her struggles in the past. And her beautiful music (and heartfelt lyrics) are proof that you can overcome any challenge.
Demi is careful to admit that she has a strong support system of friends and family who help her every day. She also has a team of people who are as committed to her physical and mental wellbeing as she is, which makes all the difference.
"That relationship is ongoing — it’s not something where you see a therapist once or you see your psychiatrist once, it’s something you maintain to make sure that you want to live with mental illness. You have to take care of yourself," she said.
She knows her own life experiences are shared by her fans. So she remains committed to supporting organizations that can help out people with similar issues.
Demi recognizes that her fans could change the future of how we talk about mental illness. And she wants to be a part of transforming the dialogue.
"I want to prevent [stigma] from being attached from anything mental health."
The singer will soon celebrate five years sober, which has not been an easy path.
She shared how she manages it all, saying, "Every day is a work in progress so hopefully I make it to 2017 with my sobriety. I take it one day at a time and for today I’m doing great."
No matter what you’re going through, taking life one day at a time is wonderful advice from a wonderful woman.