I realize that bipolar disorder may be a part of my life, but it isn’t who I am.
Popular singer, songwriter Demi Lovato was diagnosed with bipolar disorder five years ago. Before being diagnosed, she didn’t know what was wrong with her and ended up participating in unhealthy behaviors such as bulimia, self-harm, and substance abuse as a coping mechanism. After going through rehab and therapy and with the support of her boyfriend, Lovato was able to recover and now lives a happy life. She was recently named the face of the mental health awareness campaign “Be Vocal” which aims to erase the stigma around mental illness by encourages those with a mental illness to talk about it.
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