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Demi Lovato Speaks Out About Her Addiction And Depression During Disney Days!

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Now that's our kind of confession! Demi Lovato isn't ashamed of her struggle with mental health issues- she's a survivor!

The former Disney star spoke openly and proudly about her addiction and depression for National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day.

But she wasn't always so proud! She says:

"You're constantly asking yourself, what if people find out my diagnosis? What if they don't want to be my friend anymore? …would I lose my career?"

So why talk about it now? She says she didn't have anyone at that age to look up to, to let her know it was OK to face her problems head on!

And she wants to make sure kids dealing with the same kinds of pressures she did know they can make it out the other side.

Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to see the entire heartbreaking speech!

We love you Demi! And this bravery you're showing by speaking out on this only makes us want to be your friend even more!

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12 comments to “Demi Lovato Speaks Out About Her Addiction And Depression During Disney Days!”

  1. 1

    the haters will say she is annoying with this. but she got invited to speak about it, so how could she refuse?

    fuck all haters

  2. Marz says – reply to this


    Really LittlePerezDowner? She put herself out there and is trying to help millions of people who struggle with the same issues. You sound like a pretty miserable human if that's the first thing that comes to your mind when you watch this video. You must be soooo perfect-not.

  3. teeter totter says – reply to this


    Good for her for speaking out and trying to help others.
    I have never watched her show or heard her music, so I guess my opinion is fairly unbiased.

  4. 4

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  5. James says – reply to this


    Re: LITTLE PEREZ DOWNER – you spelled "lose" wrong dumb ass. If you're gonna be a hater, be a smart one you loser ;)

  6. Jack Frost says – reply to this


    Re: teeter totterRe: LITTLE PEREZ DOWNER – I'd call you mentally retarded, but that would imply that you're just as smart as the average retard. And that would be giving you too much credit. ;)

  7. edward says – reply to this


    Demi has class that's for sure. I love Demi !!

  8. itsme says – reply to this


    How many stories are going to be made of her depression and drugs? Seriously, I think we get the point!

  9. 9

    Re: itsme

    it's not her fault. she only brings it up when asked to

  10. anti d-list says – reply to this


    Re: whatsup4 – Nah, she brings it up herself. I have a lot of sources in Hollywood and I can accurately say that a lot of these "awards" and "opportunities" are bought. If not bought, then they are honestly awarded.

  11. 11

    Re: anti d-list

    She doesn't bring it up herself…?
    Do you watch interviews with her (I know you do, you watch anything that has to do with her)…….
    She gets asked, she brings it up…….

  12. steve castleman says – reply to this


    Addiction is a chronic, progressive brain disease. It's treatable. Perhaps not as successfully as one might like, but on a par with other chronic diseases that require substantial behavioral change, like diabetes and hypertension.

    Unfortunately, many people still don't believe addiction is a disease. That's why science-based education is so important.

    For a not-for-profit website that discusses the science of substance use and abuse in accessible English (how alcohol and drugs work in the brain; how addiction develops; why addiction is a chronic, progressive brain disease; what parts of the brain malfunction as a result of substance abuse; how that malfunction skews decision-making and motivation, resulting in addict behaviors; why some get addicted while others don't; how treatment works; how well treatment works; why relapse is common; what family and friends can do; etc.) please click on