This Was How Old Demi Lovato Was When She First Had Suicidal Thoughts

This Was How Old Demi Lovato Was When She First Had Suicidal Thoughts

Suicidal thoughts come to people of all ages, and in an appearance on Dr. Phil, Demi Lovato revealed they first came to her at just seven.

Airing today, March 20th, the 25-year-old “Tell Me You Love Me” singer opened up about about her past struggles.

“The very first time I was suicidal was when I was seven. I had this fascination with death,” Demi said on the show. “I have experienced things that I have not talked about, and I don’t know if I ever will talk about. But at seven, I knew that if I were to take my own life, that the pain would end.”

“It came back several times — when I was struggling with depression, my bipolar disorder. And there was a while there when my mom was afraid to wake me up in the mornings because she didn’t know if she opened the door if I would be alive or not,” Demi continued. “Because every time I cut, it got deeper and deeper.”

Demi also spoke about addiction on the show.

“I think the everlasting addiction in my life has been food. My eating disorder started when I was very young. That’s something that I deal with on a daily basis,” she continued. “It’s kind of the last thing to go.”

“I feel like I’ve conquered my addiction and alcoholism, where I don’t even think about it anymore. But my struggles with my food issues are something that I still deal with,” Demi added. “But I’m growing, and I’m in a really good place today.”

Check your local listings to watch Demi‘s appearance on Dr. Phil today.

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