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"You have to wonder about the other six."Talking to her, it's hard to believe she's just 23.And not just because of what she's been through, although that's certainly part of it. She doesn't seem easily rattled and is excellent at sticking to answers that won't offend."I think there are going to be things in my life that I don't talk about," she says." If I know it's going to have a purpose in talking about it or explain something in my past as something that I've learned that I can share with others, I'll speak about it.She could recount every failed Everest expedition in mesmerizing detail -- the sort of a talent I would expect of a rock climber, not someone who'd never gone camping. Then I found out."There's something you should know about me," she said, a couple of hours into the date. I tried to remember if I'd sipped from her drink."I'm bipolar," she said."Good," I replied.
"So when I was diagnosed, I went back and told my manager and my parents and my closest friends.
But if it's more damaging than beneficial for people to know, I don't think it's anyone's business." (One issue that falls in that category might be gun control, which Lovato shies away from: "I actually learned that people with mental illness are more likely to harm themselves or be a victim than they are to hurt others," she says. hotel suite, not doing press for her album, even though the aptly titled will be released just next week.
"But sometimes getting into gun control can be a very touchy subject, so I'd rather stay out of it.") She's also willing to admit that the constant talk of addiction and mental health can be tiring. "I kind of got to a point this last year when I was touring and with some of my songs—'Warrior' in particular and 'Skyscraper'—I used to talk about mental illness and my struggle with it, but then I kind of I felt like it was starting to define me as a person and as an artist. "Sharing my experience and showing up to Capitol Hill, it's very important," she says.
(When asked who she's excited to meet on Capitol Hill, she responds, "people on both sides of the House.") And she speaks deliberately, with a habit of taking frequent but brief pauses to ensure every word serves a purpose.
"Surrender" is one such word: "I feel like it's the best way to describe it.
And I didn't want people to think of my sob story when they heard my name. "I think when people realize I'm in the middle of releasing an album, I'm committed to this." Lovato deals with her recovery "day by day, sometimes hour by hour." She's taking her meds, exercising whenever she has time, and eating mindfully.