Demi Lovato is showing off her new ink, and the latest addition to her collection has a powerful message.
Lovato has gotten the word “survivor” tattooed on her neck as shown by the tattoo artist’s Instagram page.
“On a real one,” Dr. Woo captioned the photo.
The new ink comes after the songstress was hospitalized for an alleged overdose in June 2018. She later addressed the scare in a since-deleted Instagram post, Today reports.
“I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction. What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something that I must continue to overcome and have not done yet,” Lovato wrote.
Alongside her addiction struggles, Lovato has been open about her battles with mental health issues. Her 2012 documentary, “Stay Strong,” chronicles her struggles with both addiction and her mental health, and highlights her journey after her first rehab experience. In this documentary, Lovato opened up about her bipolar diagnosis.
Through all of her struggles, Lovato has been a champion for mental health reform and awareness in an attempt to reduce the stigma and make resources more readily available to those who suffer.
“I want to do whatever I can to help others,” she said in a 2015 interview with Tamron Hall. “What I would love to see is comprehensive mental health reform in our government,” she continued.
RADIO.COM’s I’m Listening initiative aims to encourage those who are dealing with mental health issues to understand they are not alone. If you or anyone you know is struggling with depression or anxiety, know that someone is always there. Additionally, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-273-8255.