Demi Lovato revealed: ‘I’ve actually learned how to overcome those feelings without drugs and alcohol.. and I now live well, even though I have bipolar disorder. Every day I have to remind myself that I have an addiction and that I have suffered in the past from an eating disorder
And that I have to take the steps that are required for my bipolar disorder in order to live a normal life… It is not something that I forget about.’ Whenever life gets overwhelming, Demi who used to cut herself revealed how she copes: ‘Now I sit on my hands if I have to and just say, ‘There’s nothing I can do in this moment to change the circumstances in my life’.
When my father passed away.. I was like, ‘There’s absolutely nothing I could do. I could take drugs, I could self-harm, I could do all these things, but nothing is worth doing; I’ve done them all (and) it doesn’t fix everything. So I just sat through it and I felt for the first time, and I think that’s so much more empowering when you are able to feel something.
It upsets me when people throw around the word bipolar, like, ‘I can’t decide what I want to eat today, I’m so bipolar!’ I would have episodes where I would write seven songs in one night and stay up until five or six in the morning feeling very invincible.
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