Demi Lovato says she's "in a great place" mentally after battling bipolar disorder and drug and alcohol addiction for years.
The 22-year-old "Heart Attack" singer made her comments on NBC's Today show on Thursday, the day she was named a celebrity spokesperson of the new Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health campaign and two days after she announced she, Nick Jonas and their manager had formed a new record label, Safehouse Records. The singer, who has also battled eating disorders, has talked about her past personal struggles before.
"I've been very open about my story just because that the more honest and open I am, the more people that I'm gonna be able to reach," Lovato said on the Today show. "Mental illnesses, in general, are...not talked about as much as they should."
"I wish that more people could understand from a point where it's not a choice to have an addiction. And with bipolar disorder, it's a chemical imbalance and it's something that you have to figure out your own treatment with your own team and in order to do that, it takes time," she added. "And finally, I'm in a great place where I can say that recovery is possible."