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Demi Lovato Fans Rally Around Singer With Inspiring #HowDemiHasHelpedMe Campaign
In the wake of singer's reported overdose, Lovatics are sharing how she's helped them.
As you might expect, Demi Lovato's fans are rallying around the singer in the wake of the news that she suffered an apparent narcotics overdose on Tuesday morning (July 24). Along with such fellow music stars as Macklemore, Nick Jonas and many others, including Dua Lipa, Ariana Grande, Brad Paisley, Shawn Mendes, Justin Timberlake, Lovatics are giving back to the "Sober" singer who has been so open and honest with them about her struggle with sobriety and mental illness in the past.
They're doing it through the #HowDemiHasHelpedMe tag, which they're using to share stories about how Lovato's transparency has gotten them through hard times. "In 6th grade i struggled with anorexia & ‘believe in me’ saved me," wrote one fan. "In 7th grade i had my suicide note written & struggled with self harm & ‘skyscraper’ saved me. in 9th grade i was diagnosed with bipolar disorder & ‘warrior’ saved me. i will forever love her."
in 6th grade i struggled with anorexia & ‘believe in me’ saved me. in 7th grade i had my suicide note written & struggled with self harm & ‘skyscraper’ saved me. in 9th grade i was diagnosed with bipolar disorder & ‘warrior’ saved me. i will forever love her-- #HowDemiHasHelpedMe— Jordyn Rae-- (@jordamn_160) July 25, 2018
The inspiring posts include tales of how Lovato's music and writing have inspired fans to stay clean, get through break-ups and realize that "it was okay to be broken."
Check out some of the #HowDemiHasHelpedMe posts.
#HowDemiHasHelpedMe when I was at the worst part of my life and I just wanted to give up completely, Demi’s speeches and music and book just kept me going and helped me be able to finally ask for help. I just recently passed 5 years clean and I credit that partially to her. ❤️— kevin #PrayForDemi (@slaymedems) July 25, 2018
If you didn’t follow Demi in the Unbroken era, you probably haven’t seen this. She is an angel who battles her demons while holding every else up. I will always support her. I hope she can be there for herself. #PrayersForDemi #HowDemiHasHelpedMe pic.twitter.com/wVJUyQmos0— Chloe is Messy (@ChloeAnn_99) July 25, 2018
#HowDemiHasHelpedMe i remember one night in the hospital after an attempt, i was sitting in my hospital room on the floor next to the radio with my head against the wall and tears were streaming down my face.— kelsi (@kelsicatalano) July 25, 2018
then skyscraper came on the radio.
and i knew id be okay.
Stone cold helped me when I was going through a breakup— Caity -- (@afreckledfemme) July 25, 2018
sorry not sorry helped me become unapologetically myself
Skyscraper brought me out of depression
Confident made me feel like I could take on the world
Really dont care helped me remember my worth. #HowDemiHasHelpedMe
#HowDemiHasHelpedMe— Lexi Reid (@princessofsinss) July 25, 2018
Her music helped me realized that it was okay to be broken. Her being honest about her problems helped me see I could be something other then a mental illness. I love you Demi
#HowDemiHasHelpedMe I've learned that I am not perfect, I don't have to change myself for others, and even when I'm in a deep hole I can always get out of it and shine bright.— logan benson (@logjwben) July 25, 2018
Demi sharing her story has taught me that is okay to have mental illness and how she inspired us to go forward in life no matter. Her music is so an inspiration and describes what she really feeling in her soul. She is my idol #HowDemiHasHelpedMe— DemiLovatoTrueFans20 (@DFans20) July 25, 2018
#HowDemiHasHelpedMe she showed me it takes a strong person to ask for help— hydn (@hydxan) July 25, 2018
She helped me ask for help. Her music has been there with me in waiting rooms before counselling, her music has been there for me in all my hospital stays. She has been there for me in my dark times and I am so grateful for her #HowDemiHasHelpedMe— freya-jean (@freya_jean1997) July 25, 2018
her story really changed my perspective on so many things. i was so ignorant about mental health, not only in general but also about my own, and her raw honesty opened my eyes. #HowDemiHasHelpedMe— aylén (@exhaIa) July 25, 2018
i was bullied at school and i’ve always been insecure/shy. demi helped me so many times and one day i was in a really bad day, so i posted a letter saying how i was feeling about myself and she commented this. i have no words to say how much i love her. --❤#HowDemiHasHelpedMe pic.twitter.com/EYOp6UHjMQ— yasmin loves demi (@lovatoart) July 25, 2018
Honestly everytime I wanted to give up on life and end it I’d put on Demi Lovato songs and it made me feel like I wasn’t alone. If it wasn’t for her I wouldn’t be here. Because of this I got “Now I’m A Warrior” tattooed on me --#HowDemiHasHelpedMe— Lenalovesmakeup427 (@Marlenasalvati) July 25, 2018
#HowDemiHasHelpedMe she taught me through her song "Warrior" that our most painful moments make us stronger and more self-conscious, which is great when I'm insecure about my appearance or my bad feelings. The struggles are still there though "I got thicker skin"— vinikid (@vinibalmeida) July 25, 2018
that one time at a show when she said "put on my music because I'm gonna be there for you"----#HowDemiHasHelpedMe— mariel.wtf (@hollaestor) July 25, 2018
I’ve suffered from mental illness. eating disorder. self harm. and addiction. I don’t know where I would be today if I didn’t have Demi Lovato in my life. She’s helped me for YEARS when no else bothered to check on me. She did with her words and music. #HowDemiHasHelpedMe— тεℓℓ мε үσυ ℓσvε мε (@demicangetit) July 25, 2018
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