Demi Lovato Talks Being Bipolar and Eating Disorder with SELF August 2012
Demi Lovato is on the covers Self magazine August 2012.She talks inside about eating disorder, cutting herself, being bipolar, her friendship with Selena Gomez.About rehab,the beautiful singer said that “I’ve spent the past two years getting over an eating disorder and issues like self-harming and bipolar disorder. Unlike a person who doesn’t have these problems, I have to work on this stuff every day. I’m reminded of that whenever I eat or feel down.”
Demi admits about eating disorder that, “When I was younger, stick-figure thin was in and nobody was talking about eating disorders. I want girls to know that it’s OK when they grow up and their body changes. I want them to be aware that certain things they might do to lose weight can be dangerous—life-threatening, even.” If you are one of those out there with an eating disorder, seek help. Axis Residential Treatment has a lot of advice on this topic.
She said that friendship helped her a lot in her recovery.”I surround myself with people who make positive decisions and who have more interests than wanting to go to clubs and get wasted. My friends and I look out for each other, and I love just inviting everyone over to watch TV. I like Law & Order — except it makes me want to go out and inspect everyone on the street to see if they’re a serial killer,” she says.
About being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Lovato admits that, “Finding out I had a real emotional disorder helped me put together the pieces of the puzzle. I remember being on my tour bus thinking, My life is so awesome right now, but I’m so depressed. Then, a few days later, I’d be on top of the world. It was really confusing. When I got diagnosed, my life made more sense.”
But now,the singer is on the good way being more confident and very happy ,“Definitely. You can choose to work toward happiness or not. I used to expect it to come to me, but it takes more than seeing a therapist once a week. I make time for myself and meditate. And I haven’t used my cell in three months! Subconsciously, it was a crutch. When a room gets quiet, what do you do? Grab your phone! Now I can sit and have conversations with people.”