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Amy Hanh Professor Bill Psychology 1 0424 19 November 2018 Demi Lovato and Motivation Many people, especially teenagers, have a hard time gaining motivation to move on with their lives and achieve their goals. Even celebrities suffer from lack of motivation which results in behaviors that are frowned upon by our society. There is no shortage of their blunders, and all one needs to do is watch an episode of TMZ or visit perezhilton.com. Come to think of it, all we hear or read about these days in tabloids are how screwed up celebrities are after finding out they have certain disorders like schizophrenia, bipolar, drug abuse, self-harm, and eating disorders. As we can see from Robin Williams’ death, mental disorders are not to be taken lightly. A teenager named Erin Marie Whitten wrote an article on the Huffington Post about how a celebrity’s mental disorder and how she dealt with it motivated her to deal with her own disability. In the article titled How Demi Lovato Helped Show Me I'm More Than My Disability , 17 year-old Erin Whitten writes of how she gained the motivation to continue to live as a normal teenager and pursue her goals of taking AP classes and going to college, despite having a not-so- discreet cecostomy tube sticking out of her side (she suffers from chronic constipation). When she first got her tube placed, she was put down by judging stares and derogatory comments, which made her extremely depressed and apathetic, not motivated in her studies or social life. That changed when she received her tickets to a Demi Lovato concert, which inspired her to look past her struggles because the message Demi Lovato sends out to her fans is exactly that- to look past your struggles. Demi Lovato was recently found out to suffer from anorexia/bulimia and self-harm, but she has still proven to stay strong and keep doing what she loves, and this is
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exactly why Whitten strives to make a better life for herself everyday-because although Demi
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