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Demi Lovato Defends Eating Disorder Sufferers

Demi Lovato decided to make a statement for patients suffering from eating disorders. The famous actress spoke out against misconception linked to such disorders. The young star posted a series of tweets on this subject, on Wednesday, November 12. There is no wonder after all that Demi Lovato took action, as the star is well known to have struggled with an eating disorder, too. However, she received the help she needed and was able to overcome this issue. 

“Mental illness can be isolating. Thanks @DBSAlliance 4 showing me the power of peer support in #mentalhealth advocacy,” Demi shared, along with a promotional video which aims to raise awareness on the issue of eating disorders and mental illness. 

“Having an eating disorder doesn’t show ‘strength.’ Strength is when are able to overcome your demons after being sick and tired for so long. There’s a wide misconception that anorexia and/or bulimia is a choice and you often hear people say things like ‘why doesn’t she just start eating?’ Or even ‘just stop throwing up,’ ” the star went on to say. She claimed that the lack of education and ignorance actually lead to numerous tragedies linked to the development of such diseases. 

Demi Lovato admitted to be suffering from bipolar disorder and substance abuse problems. She struggled with eating disorder and so the star perfectly understands what sufferers deal with when they are diagnosed with such issues. Demi said that eating disorders are more dangerous than what people realize. These disorders cause numerous victims and are developed by very young people.

Demi said that she actually was only 12 or 13 when she developed her eating disorder. Admitting the problem is one of the most difficult things for everyone. However, Demi realized that she needed to do something. 

“That’s my goal in talking about my problems: I want to be the person for other girls that I needed to admire when I was looking for help and strength.” The former Disney star just wants to be a positive role model and maybe she will be able to set a good example for young girls from all over the world. 

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