Demi Lovato: Every day is a work in progress
Demi Lovato says "every day is a work in progress" for her as she battles with mental illness and sobriety.
The ‘Skyscraper’ hitmaker suffers from bipolar disorder and has received treatment in the past for an addiction but is trying to take one day at a time and feels she is "living proof" that people can live well with a mental illness.
She said: "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 … If you know someone or if you’re dealing with it yourself, just know that it is possible to live well. I’m living proof of that."
And the 24-year-old singer praised her close family, friends and her treatment team for always being there for her and continuing to offer her support.
She added to People magazine: "[My family, friends and treatment team] are there for me at any moment of the day and will be there to support me throughout my recovery.
"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."
Meanwhile, Demi previously admitted she felt people "looked at her differently" when she returned from rehab.
She shared: "I think people looked at me differently. I wanted to prove to people that I wasn’t just a stereotypical Hollywood starlet who goes to rehab and falls back into the trap of the things that got her there.
"I wanted to make sure that the music that I made was great and that I was passionate about the music that I put out and I sang my heart out. And I also wanted to continue the message of using my platform for more things than just singing about heartbreak. That’s what music is for, is getting you through times, but also using it to inspire people."