Checking her cellphone while leaving an event, Demi Lovato looks like the everyday 18 year old. As she recovers from a breakdown earlier this January, she believes she can relate to many teens and share in many of their problems. “They are issues that every girl deals with,” she explains. “Cutting has become so common with so many girls, and in almost every family, people have tried it or experimented with it. And there is addiction all over the place.” While this is quite the overstatement, her efforts to turn her life around are commendable and leads a great example for those that are experiencing similar issues.
Demi has been dealing with bulimia, anorexia, self-mutilation, depression as well as bi-polar disorder and completed a three-month stay at a rehabilitation center. However, she is realistic about the battle and goes on to say, “This is an ongoing process, and the hardest part about these diseases is that they’re things that I’m going to have to face every day for the rest of my life. I’m going to mess up, and I’m not going to be perfect,” she says. “But as long as I try every day to get better and better myself, then I’m one step ahead of where I was before.” And while she admits being in the spotlight does not make her situation any easier, and considered letting go of her career but reconsidered. “I thought, ‘Music is something that keeps me healthy and that has saved my life at one point,’ ” she says. “I love it, and I’m not going to give it up.”