Demi Lovato Seeks Help at Treatment Center. What If You Need to Talk to Someone Too?
Demi Lovato unexpectedly dropped out from the Jonas Brothers tour on Monday, and checked into a treatment center for "emotional and physical issues," her rep said in a statement. We don't know exactly what happened since we haven't spoken to the 18-year-old singer, but we sure hope she's okay.
At the end of the day, celebrities are real people, and they go through problems just like everyone else. People are speculating about why the Disney stars went to rehab, but while nothing has been confirmed, we know that things haven't always been so easy for Demi. She was bullied when she was younger, inspiring her to devote time to partnering with anti-bullying organizations and filming PSAs.
Again, we don't know the specifics, but we're really proud of Demi for seeking help for whatever has been troubling her. It's important to not only be able to realize that you need help, but to be able to ask for it, too. Demi has always been a great role model for teens, and even through this she's showing how strong she really is.
If you're struggling emotionally, there is help available to you. Several great organizations like To Write Love On Her Arms, The Trevor Project and Teens Against Bullying specialize in helping young people, so whether you want to talk to someone on the phone, over chat, get advice or just want to have access to resources, they can assist you.
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