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Demi Lovato Opens Up About Mental Illness

Sage Hoy

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When we look at celebrities, we know that their lives are definitely not perfect, but what they hide can be very surprising to us. A few years back, it came out that Demi Lovato was submitted into rehab, surprising to all of the fans of both her Disney Channel acting and her music. Although it came as a shock to fans, the pressures of Hollywood for this performer sent her into the deep end. These pressures escalated into a publicized fight against bulimia, drug and alcohol abuse, and self-mutilation. Demi Lovato has decided that despite her troubles in the past, she is going to turn her life around and become someone that young girls can look up to. Although Demi still lives with urges and body image issues, she works to cope with these problems instead of hiding them behind self-harm and drugs. Lovato is now working along with other celebrities and Facing Addiction to raise awareness of high rates of addiction.

Facing issues such as Demi’s can be hard. Nobody wants to come to terms with the fact that they have a mental disorder or purposefully hurt themselves. Although it is a hard fact to face, confronting the issue is the first step to becoming healthier. Even though these issues and addictions can never be forgotten, they can be healed and used to push yourself into becoming a better, healthier, more aware you.

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http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/entertainment/2014/05/01/demi-lovato-opens-up-about-bipolar-disorder-childhood-depression/

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2012/04/demi-lovato-opens-up-about-depression-hollywood-drug-scene/

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