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Demi Lovato Proves That Even The Strongest People Struggle

Even the strongest hit rock bottom.

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Demi Lovato proves that sometimes, even the strongest people hit rock bottom.

If you remember, the singer has been open in the past about her journey with drugs, alcohol and almost losing everything, including her management team, in a desperate attempt to get sober.

Recently, Lovato celebrated six years sober and fans celebrated right along side of her, that is, until she shared some news in the form of a song.

"Sober," was the name of the track released on June 21 and reveals that she has relapsed after six incredible years of being sober.

You can hear the heartbreak in Demi's voice in the chorus of the song, "Momma, I'm so sorry, I'm not sober anymore. Daddy, please forgive me for the drink spilled on the floor. To the ones who never left me, we've been down this road before. I'm so sorry, I'm not sober anymore."

With each song that Lovato releases, she exposes more of herself to the world. While it may leave her vulnerable and open to criticism, she is someone we need to see more of in the world.

In her documentary, "Simply Complicated," she tells her story with drugs, alcohol, struggling to get help, almost losing her management team and gives a glimpse of the making of "Tell Me You Love me," her 2017 album.

Talking about sobriety can be hard for people, especially those who are in denial that they need help, because the first step to solving a problem is admitting there is one.

While I do not struggle with drug or alcohol addictions, I know people, both friends and family, who do. Watching them through their highs and lows was truly heartbreaking.

Sobriety does not happen overnight. Getting clean is not how it's portrayed in the movies. Sometimes, you don't have a group of friends or family cheering you on. Sometimes, you go through rehab by yourself because they gave up on you. Sometimes, it takes losing it all to realize you had it all.

During the journey to being sober, people relapse. While it can be discouraging, it's apart of recovery. Sometimes it'll happen once, sometimes it'll happen a lot. With resilience and perseverance, you can bounce back, and you'll be stronger than ever.

Lovato has so much strength and courage for opening up about her journey to people who may not understand, and I can only imagine how draining that must be for her.

While it's disappointing to hear that she relapsed, we have to understand that she is human, and humans make mistakes, and we also learn from them.

Our mistakes make us stronger, they make us who we are and we should always remember that they are apart of a journey.

I have faith in Lovato that she will bounce back. She will come back stronger than ever and blow us all away like the bad-ass, independent woman she is.

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Everything You Will Miss If You Commit Suicide

The world needs you.
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You won't see the sunrise or have your favorite breakfast in the morning.

Instead, your family will mourn the sunrise because it means another day without you.

You will never stay up late talking to your friends or have a bonfire on a summer night.

You won't laugh until you cry again, or dance around and be silly.

You won't go on another adventure. You won't drive around under the moonlight and stars.

They'll miss you. They'll cry.

You won't fight with your siblings only to make up minutes later and laugh about it.

You won't get to interrogate your sister's fiancé when the time comes.

You won't be there to wipe away your mother's tears when she finds out that you're gone.

You won't be able to hug the ones that love you while they're waiting to wake up from the nightmare that had become their reality.

You won't be at your grandparents funeral, speaking about the good things they did in their life.

Instead, they will be at yours.

You won't find your purpose in life, the love of your life, get married or raise a family.

You won't celebrate another Christmas, Easter or birthday.

You won't turn another year older.

You will never see the places you've always dreamed of seeing.

You will not allow yourself the opportunity to get help.

This will be the last sunset you see.

You'll never see the sky change from a bright blue to purples, pinks, oranges, and yellows meshing together over the landscape again.

If the light has left your eyes and all you see is the darkness, know that it can get better. Let yourself get better.

This is what you will miss if you leave the world today.

This is who will care about you when you are gone.

You can change lives. But I hope it's not at the expense of yours.

We care. People care.

Don't let today be the end.

You don't have to live forever sad. You can be happy. It's not wrong to ask for help.

Thank you for staying. Thank you for fighting.

Suicide is a real problem that no one wants to talk about. I'm sure you're no different. But we need to talk about it. There is no difference between being suicidal and committing suicide. If someone tells you they want to kill themselves, do not think they won't do it. Do not just tell them, “Oh you'll be fine." Because when they aren't, you will wonder what you could have done to help. Sit with them however long you need to and tell them it will get better. Talk to them about their problems and tell them there is help. Be the help. Get them assistance. Remind them of all the things they will miss in life.

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline — 1-800-273-8255

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Kim Kardashian West: Attorney At Law

People are underestimating her, much like how Warner Huntington III underestimated Elle Woods.

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If you've been paying attention to social media, then you may have noticed the little announcement that Kim Kardashian West is participating in a 4-year law apprenticeship with the intention of taking and passing the bar by the end of it. Yes, you heard that right. THE Kim Kardashian. Armenian bombshell, reality show star, businesswoman, and most importantly, the most famous crying meme you'll ever see around.

I'll be honest with you, I don't particularly like the Kardashians. I used to watch their show religiously, but then they got super into promoting appetite suppressants and waist trainers in their social media and I wasn't about that unhealthy body-image life and I stopped following them. However, I do have a certain level of respect for her and how good of a businesswoman she is, because as much as people hate her, they can't deny that she has an empire built around her, no matter how superficial and expensive it is.

Beyond all of that, a lot of my respect for her comes from her and her husband Kanye being loud and unsubdued voices on Criminal Justice Reform. Many people have heard about Kanye's unabashed support of Donald Trump, but putting those feeling aside (however hard they may be), much of what Kanye has done by schmoozing up to Trump, is bring attention to the bigger picture of our broken justice system.

Back to Kim, in May of 2018, she went to the White House and spoke to Trump about prison reform as well as the possibility of pardoning Alice Marie Johnson. One week after her talk with Trump, Johnson was pardoned from a life sentence and was set to be released from prison after serving about two decades for a first-time drug offense. It was this instance that really drew Kim towards law.

This past week, Kim announced that she was going to become a lawyer and since then I've heard many jokes and comments about her and these particular ambitions. These comments mostly come from people who are not of color. These comments come from people who don't understand the hardships that this justice system imparts disproportionately against people of color. These comments come from ignorant people, but I get it. I was taken aback by it too. However, she is using her money, name, and fame to do some really necessary good in this world and for that I applaud her.

So join me in welcoming and wishing her the best at using her fame for something good. Kim Kardashian West, Criminal Justice Advocate and Lawyer.

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