Demi Lovato's 'Staying Strong' Is a Candid Look at Depression

In her new book, the singer encourages fans to stay hopeful no matter what.
3:16 | 11/18/13

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CC1 Te Multiplatinum selling pop superstar demi lovato has been so honest, so fearless about her struggles, from addiction to depression. She's written it all down. A collection of her own words. Sort of a diary. And words of others who have help her let in the light in the dark days. It's called staying strong 365 days a year. Her message is, you can get through anything. I love that. Thank you. So good to see you. Good to see you, too. Looking well. In the book, staying strong, 365 days a year, it seems to be a reflection of where you are right now. Yeah. It hit me that I'm promoting my book right now. You're in thely brar of congress right now. Forever you'll be there. Wow, that's cool. Awesome. A lot of times, fans ask me, you helped me get into recovery. Because of you, I went into treatment. Incredible, sweet things that I'm grateful for. But the question that a lot of people have for me is how do you continue to stay strong? Over the past few years, I've done this thing, a morning meditation, basically, I read out of a book, it's a quote, a passage, and then a goal for the day. Basically, I wanted to do that for my fans. It's really cool. Quotes in there from einstein and aristotle to nicki minaj and tupac. It's crazy. You cover different things. You're really vocal about bullying. You have said you've been a victim. You also come to the defense of bullies. Hug a bully today, you say. Why? There was a time where i really resented the people that bullied me in my life. And I lived with so much hate. But I only ended up making myself sick. And at one point, I even reached out to one of the girls that bullied me. I was able to talk to her and really kind of clear up any hatred or animosity towards've other. I realized she was going through things at that time that, you know, I had no idea about. It's incredibly compassionate, as somebody who has been bullied to say, there must be something happening in this person's life that makes them lash out like that. You said getting away for your 21st birthday to kenya was life-changing and solidified your recovery. Yes. You were in teen vogue. Billy! That's my goat named billy. I love the pictures. Your life has taken you on quite the journey. One of my favorite phrases in your book, you say, if all seems hopeless, this, too, shall pass. It always does. Time and love heals everything. And, um -- you know, when I went to kenya, my life completely changed. Because the high that I got from just helping people and -- the love that was in that city, was better than any other drug i have ever done. Great message. DEMI LOVAT ORO, STAYING STRONGER underline Test Text1 italics

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