When singer Demi Lovato struggled with suicidal ideation, she turned to a coping mechanism that was familiar to her: substance abuse.
In an upcoming episode of the mental-health-centered podcast Yeah No, I’m Not OK, Lovato shared that while drug abuse has nearly killed her, it also helped her when she was experiencing suicidal ideation. “In the same way it almost killed me, it saved my life at times, because there were times that I dealt with suicidal ideations,” Lovato said on the podcast according to E!
News. “And had I gone forward with that in that moment, instead of another destructive coping mechanism, I wouldn’t be here to tell my story.” Lovato also shared that her experience highlights the often misguided believe that “if peopleRead more on themighty.com