Demi Lovato is brutally honest in her explanation of why she used to cut herself in a recent magazine interview. The X Factor judge and Give Your Heart A Break singer opens up about the disorder for the very first time.
According to a report from People.com, Demi has talked about rehab for her drug problems, her eating disorders, and even her issues with bipolar disorder, but whenever anyone asked about her cutting disorder, she was at best very vague.
“There were times I felt so anxious, almost like I was crawling out of my skinÂ—that if I didn’t do something physical to match the way I felt inside, I would explode,” she explains. “I cut myself to take my mind off that. I just didn’t care what happened. I had no fear.”
Can you imagine such desperation? Can you fathom willingly taking razor blades or a knife and cutting into your very own flesh? If that came easy to Demi Lovato, then the feelings she experienced were likely far worse than the average person ever experiences.
So how does the young singer and former Disney actor prevent herself from relapsing back into cutting mode?
“I make time for myself and meditate,” she says. “I’ve spent the past two years getting over an eating disorder and issues like self-harming and bipolar disorder. I have to work on this stuff every day. I’m reminded of that whenever I eat or feel down.”
Kudos to Demi Lovato for opening up about this very serious disorder that likely affects way more young people than parents, teachers, and even doctors ever know about. Hopefully her honesty will help others reach out to get the help they so desperately need.
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