Demi Lovato Is Now Co-Owner of a Mental Health Facility Where She Once Sought Treatment
Demi Lovato wants to help people who struggle with mental health issues like she has.
Lovato revealed in an upcoming interview with CBS Sunday Morning (airing Sept. 11) that she is co-owner of CAST Centers, a Los Angeles mental health and wellness facility where Lovato herself sought treatment.
The “Body Say” singer explained, “It just feels good. It sounds ridiculous, but I kind of made a pact with God, and I don’t even think you’re supposed to do that, but I promised, ‘If you make me a singer one day, I’m going to use my voice for so much more than singing, and I’m going to help people with it.’”
Lovato has been outspoken about her own battles with bipolar disorder, bulimia and addiction. In 2008, she entered rehab for substance abuse, bulimia, self-harm and bipolar disorder after punching a backup dancer while on tour with the Jonas Brothers.
Then in 2013, she was referred to CAST for further treatment, where she met Mike Bayer, the organization’s CEO and founder. He went on tour with her this summer.
This past March marked four years of sobriety for Lovato. She admitted taking accountability for her actions helped her escape the need to cope using “some sort of drug or with alcohol, and because of that, I’m sitting here right now, alive and more successful than I’ve ever been.”