Self-Harm · Sing It Out · UOIT Mental Health Services

Sing It Out: Warrior

In this addition of Sing It Out, we will be taking a look at Demi Lovato’s song, Warrior. The song tells the story of a survivor, who is telling their story of struggles as Lovato wrote it about her struggles with her mental health and self-harm.

Lovato, who became a mental health advocate after she went to rehab in 2010 and has admitted to self harm and having bi polar disorder, admitted to needing a physical outlet to dealing with her negative feelings which led to her self-harming. “All the pain and the truth/I wear like a battle wound/so ashamed, so confused/I feel broken and bruised,” are just some of the lyrics in the song that speak volumes about how Lovato felt during that time.

The chorus explains that the survivor is at a point where they have overcome the pain they felt before, and that they’ve learned from their mistakes. It describes the feeling of overcoming the need to self-harm, being able to get past the immense pain they endured to feel the need to self-harm.

Lovato is a singer, song writer, and actress became a household name after appearing on Disney channel in a number of movies and television shows. She’s released a total of 4 studio albums, and her most recent album sold roughly 110,000 copies in it’s first week of sales. in 2013, Lovato created a scholarship program, called Lovato Scholarship Treatment Program named after her late father, that covers the medical costs for mentally ill patients.

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