Demi Lovato is quite possible Disney’s most inspirational alum. She’s talented, strong and sensitive. The fact that she’s been so open about her troubles makes her a better role model than if she’d never struggled with addiction, mental illness, self harm and an eating disorder in the first place. Every time she opens up about the problems she’s overcome, the more we love her.
The star has continued to raise awareness about recovery and self care ever since she first came out about the demons she faces. She was named Cosmopolitan for Latinas‘ ”Fun, Fearless Latina of the Year” and spoke to the magazine about bipolar disorder with her classic-Lovato grace, humility and charm.
Like so many others, the former X-factor judge’s mental health something she consistently has to deal with:
“It’s a daily thing, I treat it with medication. Not everybody does that, but for me it works.”
It’s amazing that she’s open about being on medication without insisting that others do the same. So many stars pretend they’re experts on what everyone should do with themselves and their bodies.
“That’s what works for me – medicating, checking in with people, being honest, and being grateful for things.”
Ugh, she’s great. Honesty, gratitude and keeping in touch with people who care for you are all really important when it comes to mental health.
Demi Lovato’s place in pop culture is deliberately positive.
“When I was younger, I needed someone in the spotlight to idolize, who stood for positivity and light and happiness, and wanted to change the world and because I didn’t have that, I realized, I want to do that, if only for my 12-year-old little sister.”
She’s not just a good idol for her little sister or youngsters! Heck, I admire her. Hopefully, we’ll see more and more of Demi Lovato, her music and her positive message.