“There were times when I had to deal with suicidal ideation”

Demi Lovato reveals she took medication to help her cope with ‘suicidal thoughts’ (Photo credit: Instagram / DEMI LOVATO)

Demi Lovato admitted that her drug abuse “sometimes saved her life.” Hitmaker Confident – who was hospitalized with a drug overdose in July 2018 – admits drug use was a way of “coping” with her urge to self-harm and her eating disorder.

“If people use drugs or have an eating disorder or self-harm, they want to die… In the same way it almost killed me, sometimes it saved my life. life, because there were times when I had problems with suicide ideation, ”Demi explained on the Yeah No, I’m Not Okay podcast.

“And if I had moved forward with that at that point, instead of some other destructive coping mechanism, I wouldn’t be here to tell my story… I turned to these coping mechanisms because I I was really in so much pain that I didn’t want to die and didn’t know what else to do.

However, the 28-year-old singer has vowed to never go back to drugs to combat her negative feelings again as she has found a new coping mechanism to deal with her thoughts.

Speaking about how she is helping herself now, Demi Lovato added: “I have sometimes done my best and now that I have other tools and other resources I know how to do it differently and how to do it differently. so as not to have to resort to these behaviors again.

Demi admits that she has been comparing herself to other women for years and “doesn’t feel good enough” but now she just wants to be authentic and give herself “an opening to grow”.

“I looked at people in the media and I just compared myself, I didn’t feel good enough, I didn’t feel thin enough, and I wondered how these people lived lives that seemed so perfect but yet I was in so much pain, She remembers. “And when I was in the spotlight I was like, ‘Oh, it’s not perfect here, nobody has a perfect life, it just looks like that’ … I tried a lot of identities. over the years – the sexy female pop star that I felt people wanted me to be or be the child of healing – and now I accept that my lack of commitment to a only identity… It’s just an opening to continue to evolve. (SVB / BAN / DMC)

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