The current COVID-19 virus pandemic has many bearings. One of which is the obvious mental health strain that it is putting on many who are now stuck at home. Amid all this, singer and pop star Demi Lovato has said that seeking mental health help is a sign of strength during such trying times.
In an interview with People magazine Lovato said, "It's so important that people have these lines because sometimes you feel really alone and you don't know where to turn or who to talk to. You're afraid that these thoughts you're having are too dark, and you need guidance. That's where this comes in. It can provide help to people who are struggling. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness."
"It's a sign of strength. Oftentimes our society tells us that if we ask for help, we are weak. But the strongest thing someone can do is take that first step in getting help, whatever shape or form that is, " she added.
Talking about her own time in lockdown the singer said, "I've been exercising and going on walks. I like walking my dogs. I was doing yoga in the beginning but kind of fell off. I'll start that back up again. Meditating ... anything that helps you focus and get centered is really good for you."
"Every time I go on my dog walks, I take pictures of stuff in nature. I was just talking to a friend yesterday who's a photographer and I was like, 'I think I'm starting to really like photography!' That might be a new hobby for me, " she concluded.