Demi Lovato Accepts Mental Illness?


Demi Lovato seems to accept mental illness and be making strides in her battle against it, according to The Day. The singer even appears to be accepting how it has affected her and is ready to tell the world her story. This acceptance has helped her to move forward according to the article. Lovato has even become the new face of a mental health campaign.

The singer said that she was relieved when she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She added that she had been very depressed while growing up and despite the fact that she was living her dream, sad feelings would overtake her. Her family then intervened and encouraged her to seek treatment, which she did, and it was then that she discovered that mental illness was at the root of her problem.

Lovato said that it was nice to know that there was nothing wrong with her as a person. It was a condition that was out of her control and she could take steps to actually fix the situation. The thought that she would be like this forever had terrified her and finding out that it did not have to be permanent was encouraging. Lovato seems to be accepting mental illness and her fight against it. The Be Vocal: Speak Up For Mental Health campaign is her chance to do just that. In this campaign, the singer shares her story and encourages others to do the same. The campaign was launched by the National Alliance on Mental Illness as well as other advocacy groups for mental health. Lovato

The goal of this endeavor is to raise awareness for mental illness and improve treatment options for those with mental health issues. Those involved also want to get rid of the stigma that surrounds mental illnesses. Lovato stated in an MStarz interview that mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of. The singer feels that raising awareness about this issue can only assist individuals in getting the help they need. She also added that the campaign is mutually beneficial for sufferers and their families. It allows sufferers to speak out about their struggles and needs and also gives families the opportunity to voice their opinions as well.

Lovato stated in the interview that her music has improved in her opinion since she has come to terms with her illness and sought help. The singer said that her music has a happier feel now. She is even recording a new album with Safehouse Records, which is a new label. Her primary focus will be advocating for mental health. The singer and actress hopes that her story might inspire others to tell about their own experiences with mental illness.

In the interview, she also said that she feels that being a spokesperson for raising awareness on mental health may be her true purpose on earth. She added that as much as she loves singing and having her career, there are more important things in life. She wants to help others and encourage them to share their own stories.

An IB Times article mentioned that speaking up about mental illness was not easy for Lovato; it took a while for the singer to come to terms with things. Accepting her illness was a process and challenging. She said opening up to the public and fans in particular was difficult, but she knew that she had no choice. Lovato herself said that her decision to tell fans was not noble at all. She was thinking then about how her experience could help someone else. Now, she sees things much differently and realizes that she can positively affect other people. Her words have the power to encourage and make a difference. Lovato realized that it was her purpose and responsibility to share her story and help other people in any way that she can.

According to the IB Times, Lovato is no longer seeing her illness as something to be negative about or hold her back. Lovato is accepting mental illness and her experience with it. The singer hopes to inspire others and raise awareness about mental health so that sufferers can get the aid they need and deserve. She said that sufferers are worth it and should feel that they are and have others tell them that.

By Heather Granruth


The Day: Demi Lovato is the face of mental health in new campaign

MStarz: Demi Lovato Talks Mental Illness, Addiction & Bipolar Disorder: Pushes ‘Be Vocal’ Campaign [VIDEO]

IB Times: Demi Lovato Shares Why She Is Vocal About Own Mental Illness

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4 Responses to "Demi Lovato Accepts Mental Illness?"

  1. Debbie   July 3, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Im so happy she was able to be diagnosed at such a young age!! I was in my early 40s before I was finally diagnosed.. So much heartache and pain she’ll be able to avoid by knowing how to get proper treatment.

  2. Frances Maria MacDonald   July 3, 2015 at 3:30 am

    It’s great to hear someone talking positive about bipolar disorder, it helps to take the stigma away …millions of people around the world suffer with this disorder, and its great that people like Demi lovarto are speaking out about it

  3. Vanessa   July 2, 2015 at 7:53 am

    I think what Demi is doing is amazing and I support her as a nutritionist using a mindful approach to food and life 🙂

  4. haroldamaio   June 6, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    —-Those involved also want to get rid of the stigma that surrounds mental illnesses.

    But they want to toy around with it a bit before.


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