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The 3 Words Demi Lovato Said Before Her VMA Performance We All Need to Hear

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Before taking stage at the MTV Video Music Awards to perform her summer hit “Cool for the Summer,” Demi Lovato’s mic picked up the star repeating some words of encouragement — words that could benefit us all.

“I am enough,” she repeated to herself. “I am enough.”

Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 10.23.47 AMThese words are powerful, especially considering how open the 23-year-old has been about her her bipolar disorder diagnosis and experiences with eating disorders. The mental health advocate was recently named a celebrity spokesperson of the Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health campaign.

In an interview this past May, Lovato told Refinery29 that personal mantras are her favorite tool for getting through the day with a mental illness. “I don’t think I could choose just one favorite one,” she told Refinery29. “I have so many favorite mantras and quotes that I put them in a book.”

Although positive self-talk can’t magically “cure” a mental illness, knowing you are enough is a good way to start feeling better.

Image via Creative Commons/oh my gail!

Originally published: September 3, 2015
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