Demi Lovato Reveals How She Handles Her Disorder on a Busy Schedule (@ddlovato)

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Demi Lovato is out on the town raising awareness for mental health with her new campaign, but how do you actually know if you have a mental disorder? The global superstar opens up to Yahoo Health about what being bipolar actually means and how she deals with it on the road.

With the launch of Lovato’s Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health campaign, she explains, “It’s important that we’re able to talk about mental health, the more we’re able to talk about it, the more understanding we are, and [the more] compassionate [we can be] about what we’re going through.”

In the interview with Yahoo Health, Lovato explains what a bipolar disorder actually is, why a healthy meal plan is key and how she is dealing with her disorder on a busy schedule. Check out the highlights below and read the full article here.

Demi explains what bipolar disorder is: Not just something where you’re just all over the place with your emotions, it’s actually a chemical imbalance in your brain and it’s an illness.

On why a healthy meal plan is key: I have somebody who cooks my meals for me, I eat them on a schedule, it’s all “food that I would want to put in my body to make sure that I feel better mentally and physically.

How Demi handles the disorder on a busy schedule: I go to support groups for addiction, and being able to maintain those support groups and the regularity with those is very difficult when you’re traveling so much, but I just make sure I reach out to people.

Juliet Schroder

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