And while Lovato has been open in the past about her own struggles with mental health, she doesn’t want her own diagnoses to define her.
“I think when people refer to me as being bipolar, it’s something that is true -- I am bipolar -- but I don’t like people to use it as a label,” the former Disney star explained. “It’s something that I have, it’s not who I am. I think Demi Lovato, activist, is something that I would really be proud of.”
She added that what you see is what you get when it comes to her life, saying, “I’d say the whole world knows the real me because there’s nothing that I hide.”
And Lovato also expressed her sympathies regarding the recent death of Linkin Park frontman, Chester Bennington, who committed suicide in late July at the age of 41.
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“I feel terrible for his friends and family, but I know that maybe this will raise the topic into conversation around mental illness and mental health and help somebody,” she added.
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