Demi Lovato Depression & The Power of The Social Media Group

Demi Lovato Depression & The Power of The Social Media Group

Demi Lovato the 22 year old American actress, singer, and songwriter from Albuquerque, New Mexico who made her debut as a child actress in Barney & Friends In 2008. Currently dating her long term boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama.

Dr Jane Greer talks about this young actresses struggles with depression, bipolar disorder, and drug addiction in her ‘Shrink Wrap’ blog.

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Demi Lovato being presented with an award for her advocacy work on behalf of young adults with mental health and substance use challenges.

Actress Demi Lovato has been outspoken about her struggles with depression, bipolar disorder, and drug addiction. Thankfully, she recognized that she needed help and booked herself into rehab, but what’s more heartening is that she’s found a way to stay clean and sober for the past three years. In fact, she’s become a known advocate for mental health and emphasizes the importance of spreading love rather than hate.

Unfortunately mental illness can still be embarrassing and shameful to people. This can then lead to their remaining reluctant to seek out information about it and consequently be unaware of the treatment options that are available.

The good news is that social media can actually have an important impact because it sometimes can function as a form of group therapy. It offers a connection, the sense that we are all going through the same thing together and creates empathy, shared understanding, and a feeling of camaraderie which are a core elements of the power of the group.

The people who use social media express the turbulence that they are living through. Until they are able to get the necessary professional help, this outlet serves as a way station so they are not suffering silently alone. When they reach out to others in a similar predicament, they can experience having their feelings heard free of judgement

Read more of this article by Dr Jane Greer on Psychology Today Here>>

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