It breaks our hearts to know there was a time Demi Lovato was in a dark place, but seeing the progress she made speaks volumes about the strong person she is. Demi attended the 2016 Social Good Summit on Monday to open up about her mental health issues like she never has before.
"I was living in a world where people would tell me yes over and over again because of the position I am in," Demi said.
When Demi entered CAST Centers for treatment, co-creator Mike Bayer finally helped her make a change in her life by telling her one little word — No.
"For the first time, he told me no. That's how I knew that this was real and he genuinely cared about me," she revealed.
Demi further explained that she stays healthy by approaching life one day at a time.
"I do so much work on myself that some days I forget I'm bipolar. Other days, there are times where I have to buckle down and call people and check in with my therapist," the singer explained.
Demi may have to put a lot of concentration on improving her own life, but that doesn't mean she doesn't have time to assist others in need of help. That's why she held "wellness workshops" before her concerts this summer for anyone looking for guidance. Not to mention, she is now the proud co-owner of CAST Centers, the place that saved her life.
"My mom raised me to help others. It's as simple as that. That's what I continue to do every single day of my life, is just try to create some sort of legacy so that when I'm gone one day, I will have made my mark on this planet and at least helped one person to be the best self that they could possibly be," Demi said.
It's so great to see Demi speaking out about the importance of mental health. Now that she knows how to cope with her struggles, she continues to better herself and inspire others.
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