Demi Lovato has long been vocal about her history of mental health struggles, and now she’s giving back to the rehabilitation center that helped her get her life back on track.
The 24-year-old has revealed that she’s become a co-owner of CAST Centers, a mental heath and wellness facility in Los Angeles. Lovato herself was treated at the center in 2013 for bulimia, depression, and substance abuse.
“.@castcenters has played an extremely important role in my life + health. Proud to announce my partnership with them,” she tweeted on Thursday (September 8).
In an upcoming interview with CBS Sunday Morning, Lovato recounts her early days at CAST, saying, “I was a nightmare. I would say the word that I want to say, but it’s so inappropriate that I can’t.”
Since then, however, she’s come a long way, both personally and professionally. She became so close with Mike Bayer, CEO and founder of CAST, that she even brought him on the road with her during her Future Now tour with Nick Jonas. She says rehab and therapy are the reasons why she’s “sitting here right now, alive and more successful than I’ve ever been.”
“It sounds ridiculous, but I kind of made a pact with God,” Lovato told CBS about getting sober. “And I don’t even think you’re supposed to do that, but I promised, ‘If you make me a singer one day, I’m going to use my voice for so much more than singing, and I’m going to help people with it.’”
Looks like she’s well on her way to following through on that promise.
To see Lovato’s full interview, tune in to Sunday Morning on September 11 on CBS at 9 a.m.