There’s nothing wrong with being Confident, and Demi Lovato is living proof. The singer is getting real about her struggle with bipolar disorder, and inspiring us with her candor in the process.
Lovato was diagnosed with bipolar in 2011 while receiving inpatient treatment for addiction, cutting, and eating disorders, and describes her mental health as a “work in progress” with the support of her treatment team.
“They’re there for me at any moment of the day and will be there to support me throughout my recovery,” Lovato told People. “That relationship is ongoing—it’s not something where you see a therapist once or you see your psychiatrist once, it’s something you maintain to make sure that you want to live with mental illness. You have to take care of yourself.”
“Every day is a work in progress so hopefully I make it to 2017 with my sobriety,” she says of her upcoming five-year sobriety anniversary. “I take it one day at a time and for today I’m doing great.”
By speaking out, she’s helping more than just herself: The singer teamed up with Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health to create an authentic photo series of what mental illness really looks like. “I want to prevent [stigma] from being attached from anything mental health,” she said.
She’s not the only celebrity who has inspired us with her honesty. Keep scrolling for more stars, from Carson Daly to Selena Gomez, who have opened up about their struggle with mental health.