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The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are truly heartbreaking. The number of annual suicides in America totaled 48,344, which placed it as the 10th leading cause of death.
Fortunately, more and more people are recognizing that suicide and suicidal thoughts can be combatted. In a recent article on Today.com, Lindsay Lowe writes about Demi Lovato and her battle with depression and consequent suicidal thoughts.
Lowe points to a tweet from Lovato in which she says, “Since a young age I’ve dealt with suicidal thoughts and depression.” She then goes on to say, “I’ve been very vocal in raising the awareness of mental health because it is possible to see the light when you start the work on yourself.”
Lovato even talked about her battle as the inspiration for her hit song, “OK Not To Be OK.” Lowe quotes the singer as saying, “I’ve talked about it for years. And so today, I don’t take it lightly. I easily could have been someone that wasn’t having this interview today.”
As part of the promotion of “OK Not To Be OK,” Lovato and her music producer Marshmello partnered with Hope for the Day, a nonprofit group dedicated to suicide prevention and mental health education.
Lowe’s complete article on Lovato offers more in-depth information on the subject.