Demi Lovato isn’t one to stay quiet about her struggles with addiction and mental health. And now she’s opening up about the rock-bottom moment that pushed her to seek help.
At that point in her life, Demi wasn’t even allowed to see her little sister, Madison. “I knew that I had a lot of life ahead of me but one of the main reasons of getting sober was so that I could be around my little sister because my mom and dad (said I couldn’t be around her) if I was doing stuff,” she explained.
This isn’t the first time Demi’s been candid about her past. As Women’s Health reported, she recently opened up about her bipolar disorder. “I think when people refer to me as being bipolar, it’s something that’s true—I am bipolar—but I don’t like people to use it as a label. It’s something I have, not who I am,” she said. The mental health advocate previously told Women’s Health that “it’s possible to live well, feel well, and also find happiness with bipolar disorder or any other mental illness they’re struggling with.”
And she’s taken other celebs to task for flippant comments about eating disorders. When singer Meghan Trainor said she wasn’t “strong enough to have an eating disorder,” Demi tweeted in response, “having an eating disorder doesn’t show ‘strength’…It’s the ignorance and lack of education on mental illnesses that continues to [put] mental health care on the back burner to congress even though this is an epidemic that is sweeping our nation…”
Source: Demi Lovato Says This Rock-Bottom Moment Finally Convinced Her To Get Sober