"It was cool to be seen partying. Drugs were glamorized, and when I was 12 or 13, nobody I looked up to was talking about mental illness."
In her raw documentary Simply Complicated, Demi revealed she used cocaine for the first time when she was 17 years old and working for Disney. She eventually sought treatment, entering her first rehab center at 18.
"Nobody was talking about eating disorders. Nobody was talking about cutting. I wanted somebody for my little sister to look up to. I took on that role because I knew it was important."
And although the role is not always an easy one to take on, the 25-year-old songstress has embraced it. Demi is currently on tour with DJ Khaled and Kehlani, offering free mental health counseling sessions for fans before each show. You're doing great, girl!