Most celebrities keep their personal struggles private for fear of public rejection. Demi Lovato uses those struggles to show people it’s okay to be flawed. She has battled with everything from addiction to bulimia to bipolar disorder, and she has come out on top time and time again. What’s her secret? Therapy. Lots of therapy.
Types of Therapy Demi Lovato Has Gone through
In her early 20’s, Demi revealed that she went to a recovery center for bulimia treatment. She needed to redefine her self-image and see the true value of her self-worth. Later on, she acknowledged her long-term battle with substance abuse, something she once again sought treatment for. Through a combination of therapies, she has been able to improve her quality of life and create a positive environment for herself. Here are just some of the treatment programs she has gone through:
- Eating Disorder Treatment (for bulimia)
- Alcohol Addiction Treatment
- Drug Addiction Treatment (cocaine and other substances)
- Self-Harm Prevention and Suicide Prevention
- Depression Therapy
- Anxiety Treatment
- Bipolar Disorder Therapy
Acknowledging Her Imperfections
Demi just released a new single called “Sober,” and in it she revealed that she may have relapsed after six years of sobriety. She sings, “To the ones who never left me, we’ve been down the road before. I’m so sorry. I’m not sober anymore.” This is not the first time Demi has owned up to her mistakes though. In fact, her entire journey through therapy has been a series of apologies, regrets and rebirths.
That’s the beauty of therapy. It may not be a linear process. You’re liable to fall down a few times. But at the end of the day, you know you’ve made progress. You know you’re getting better. Even a small improvement is an accomplishment, and Demi celebrates her accomplishments by sharing them with the world.
Her Commitment to Ongoing Mental Health Improvement (She Still Sees a Therapist)
Demi Lovato says that she still sees a therapist twice a week. This is mostly for addiction recovery, but it is also to keep her depression and anxiety at bay. Some people only need short-term therapy, while others need consistent support to preserve their mental health. There is nothing wrong with either scenario, and your therapist is there to help you every step of the way.
Demi’s Role as a Mental Health Advocate
Demi doesn’t just talk about therapy. She advocates for it. In her latest tour, Demi is offering free therapy sessions for fans through CAST Centers, the rehabilitation service she originally went through and now partly owns. Demi has experienced the power of therapy first-hand, and she wants to share those positive experiences with the ones who helped her grow. The singer also regularly donates to charitable causes for mental health as part of her commitment to helping others.
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