Demi Lovato, the young actress and singer who has struggled with Bulimia as well as other personal issues, also has a mother who struggled with an eating disorder.
This occurrence, where both mother and daughter have battled eating disorders is not at all uncommon. At Canopy Cove, we work with many clients who have similar experiences. Fortunately for many women, their mother’s past experiences can offer motivation toward recovery.
As reported in the Toronto Sun newspaper, here is a quote from her mother:
“The issue I had was definitely a mental health issue and I also had to get help for my struggles as well as she did and then once I did, we became closer as mother and daughter, and we also became well as a family.
“I had issues I needed to work on as well because I wasn’t setting a good example for her. I had a terrible eating disorder that I had for many, many years and I didn’t realize it and I had to face up to the fact that I was suffering as well.
“And a lot of what Demi went through with an eating disorder had to do with what she had seen growing up and I also had severe depression and I ended up asking for help actually they did an intervention with me and said, ‘Mom, you need to get help.’”