So much suicide talk this morning. Makes us very, very sad.
Not one to hide from reality, Demi Lovato has recently shared a very serious memory of hers — one that occurred when she was only seven years old!
According to her, the darkness that has overwhelmed her in the past didn't just begin when she was introduced to celebrity. A survivor of bulimia and cutting, and a champion at owning bipolar disorder, Demi tells Rolling Stone:
"The principal called my parents and made me sign this suicide contract saying that I would not kill myself [when I had suicidal thoughts at age seven]. They weren’t expecting that so young."
Wow. We can't even BEGIN to imagine!
But like we said, gurl is a SUR-VIV-OR! Not only has she successfully defeated her demons, she's bravely keeping the issue as public as possible to battle the stigma behind mental illness.
We applaud her for being so real! Stay strong, DemiDemz!!
And here's hoping little Paris Jackson finds the same strength you did!
P.S. Please call 1-800-273-8255 if you're suffering suicidal thoughts. They're the perfect ear for any and all problems, and they can really help clear your mind and put you at the ease you deserve. You are loved!!