Fans Pay Tribute to Demi Lovato with #howdemihashelpedme

July 27, 2018
 © Ron Elkman/USA TODAY NETWORK

© Ron Elkman/USA TODAY NETWORK

Demi Lovato has often said she chose to be transparent about her struggles in the hope that it would help others. Her fans are now stepping up to say that she has.

They’re doing it through the #HowDemiHasHelpedMe tag, which they’re using to share stories about how Lovato's transparency has gotten them through hard times. “In 6th grade i struggled with anorexia & ‘believe in me’ saved me,” wrote one fan. “In 7th grade i had my suicide note written & struggled with self harm & ‘skyscraper’ saved me. in 9th grade i was diagnosed with bipolar disorder & ‘warrior’ saved me. i will forever love her."

The singer/actress was hospitalized for an apparent overdose on Tuesday.

Through interviews and in song, Lovato has spoken openly about her battles with sobriety, addiction and mental illness. Some on social media say she empowered them to face their own struggles.