Demi Lovato Shares Important Message About the "Ups and Downs" of Her Mental Health Journey

Demi Lovato is opening up about her journey in a personal message on social media. Click here to read the "Anyone" singer's post.

By Jess Cohen Feb 21, 2020 4:45 PMTags
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Demi Lovato is sharing a very honest message with her fans.

The "Anyone" singer, who has been very open about her mental health journey and her path to sobriety, is encouraging those who are struggling to not give up. In a post on her Instagram Stories, Lovato told her followers that she woke up feeling "not super confident." Lovato posted this message shortly after her new interview on Ashley Graham's Pretty Big Deal podcast was released, during which she talked about being the "most free" she's even felt in her life.

"Woke up feeling not super confident even tho my PDB episode just came out," Lovato wrote to her fans on Instagram. "Let this be a reminder to anyone struggling out there - this life is a journey with tons of ups and downs but you can't give up."

"I deal with s--t on the daily but I know I'm gonna be okay with God on my side," the 27-year-old star continued.

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Lovato went on to add, "Also you guys, my friends and family are pretty helpful too."


During her interview with Graham, Lovato said that she's no longer willing to "destroy" her mental health in order to look a certain way.

"I haven't worn a pair of jeans in forever because I don't like jeans, they don't make me feel great right now," Lovato said. "And I don't have to f--king wear jeans if I don't want to."

Lovato also told Graham that she doesn't know what she currently weighs, but normally she could tell her weight without even needing a scale.

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"Now, I finally feel like I have freedom from it because I literally don't know my weight," Lovato said. "And it's the most free that I've ever felt in my whole life."

Lovato is also now focusing on body acceptance over body positivity. As she explained to Graham, "Now when I look in the mirror and I start to have a negative thought, I don't stop and say, 'No, you're beautiful, you're gorgeous, I love you, you're perfect the way you are.' Because I don't believe that."

Instead, Lovato tells herself, "You're healthy and I accept you."