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Demi Lovato teaching others how to ‘Live Well’ with a mental illness

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People with conditions like bipolar disorder generally want to ‘live well’ but may not know exactly how to get on with this. Demi Lovato, who has herself been a victim of such conditions, seems to understand this plight and has now set out to help patients live a happier life.

The music icon is using her popularity and charisma to speak out for thousands of sufferers who cannot face the challenge.

Lovato who has come out strong for those with mental health conditions since she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2011. The 24-year-old star notes that she is living proof of the fact that it is possible to live well no matter the health condition people may have. She notes that there continues to be progress in her treatment regimen, recognizing and appreciating the efforts of her family and friends in ensuring that she goes through.

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Today, the singer and actress is offering useful advice to people who are in the same situation she found herself in four years ago. She advises patients to distract themselves whenever they feel like doing something harmful. This she notes is one method that proved to be particularly helpful dealing with her condition. Lovato even goes as far as recommending her Zombarazzie Adventure game as a distraction during such moments.

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Lovato has teamed up with some mental health organizations to persuade other mental health patients to speak up. She notes that such partnerships mean a lot especially to her fans because many of them also suffer from mental health problems. Demi Lovato is not only targeting more people speaking up, she’s also advocating no stigma towards these patients.

In March next year, the icon celebrates five years of freedom from her addictions; and in her own words, “Every day is a work in progress so hopefully I make it to 2017 with my sobriety. I take it one day at a time and for today I’m doing great.”

Did you know an addiction can be caused by a mental disorder?

One of the primary reasons that mental disorders and substance abuse so often go hand-in-hand is that drugs and alcohol can provide an escape from the pressures of mental health problems. Self-medicating is surprisingly common: you’re not alone.

But unlike real, effective, long-term solutions, such as medication and detoxification in a treatment center, drugs and alcohol won’t amount to effective treatment.

If you suspect that your loved one is suffering from addiction, then take our free 3 minute assessment.

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