"I tell on myself," she says, looking at Rosenberg and noting how important it is to have a support system when she feels an urge to participate in what she calls "destructive" behavior. She's admitted to experiencing suicidal thoughts as early as seven years old, a stark contrast to the smiling kid she played alongside Selena Gomez on .
As a teen, she struggled with eating disorders, self-harm, a cocaine addiction, and alcohol abuse. But I wasn't in a place where I could quit by myself." Then, in 2010, the 19 year old hit her "main rock bottom" and—after a well-reported violent incident— abruptly left the Jonas Brothers' world tour to seek treatment.
I was like, 'Hey, so I'm bipolar …'s why….'" The ability to get this diagnosis and level of care is what motivates Lovato in her work as a mental health advocate.
"Four out of ten people with mental illness get help," she says.
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"I knew at a young age that some of my behaviors were a problem," Lovato later tells from the sleek gray couch in her hotel suite. "That was when I kind of surrendered and just said, 'I'm so tired of having this eating issue, it consumes my life.'"This was also the point when Lovato was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which she now reflects on with relief: "Getting the diagnosis kind of explained why I would act out," she says.
"So when I was diagnosed, I went back and told my manager and my parents and my closest friends.
His daughter now sees the fund as her "way of making amends."Lovato doesn't shy away from personal stories like this, and on Monday, she also spoke giddily of her great grandmother, with whom she is "literally obsessed." But while Lovato prides herself in being open, it's hard not to sense that's she's holding something back.
Somewhere she's drawn the line to keep part of herself for, well, herself.