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Demi Lovato Recalls Having Suicidal Thoughts A The Young Age Of 7

Demi Lovato has revealed that she first started having suicidal thoughts at the age of 7. 

"I have experienced things that I have not talked about, and I don't know if I ever will talk about,” Lovato tells Dr. Phil in an interview that aired on Tuesday. "But at 7, I knew that if I were to take my own life, that the pain would end." 

The 25-year-old singer goes on to explain that the dark thoughts came back when she was being bullied as a preteen and “was struggling with depression and my bipolar disorder." 

"I turned to cutting 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,” she continues. “Every time I'd cut, it got deeper and deeper." 

Thankfully, Lovato decided to seek professional help and undergo treatment for self-harm, depression and drug addiction. She celebrated six years of sobriety last week.

Today is a very special day for me... I'm officially celebrating 6 years of sobriety!! I'm so thankful to my family, friends and @castcenters for being a part of this journey. A huge part of my recovery was learning to love myself and to give back to others. Today we're launching a contest to give you guys the opportunity to use YOUR voice and share your stories. Submit a video sharing your story of recovery tagging @castcenters @castontour and #castontourcontest for a chance to be our special guest speaker at the final US @tellmeyoulovemetour date in Tampa, FL on March 31st 💪🏼 More info at castontour.com/contest

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I’m so grateful for all of the 6 year sober birthday wishes... it means more than you know. Truly. Thank you 🙏🏼

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