Stay Strong, Demi: Tips For Dealing With Grief

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Demi Lovato has become a hero to MTV Act readers for her messages of self-acceptance and staying strong, but now Demi has her own personal struggle going on — her biological father just passed away.

On Father’s Day Demi Tweeted about the importance of her stepfather, as she has been estranged from her biological father. Even so, this is doubtlessly a very emotional time for her. Patrick Lovato, US Weekly is reporting, had cancer.

Demi’s older sis, Dallas, Tweeted:

 and Demi Tweeted:

Likewise, MTV Act wishes Demi and her family well.

Demi is getting a lot of support from her fans (many are appropriately tweeting “stay strong” to her), but not everyone gets this kind of support when they’ve lost a love one. The loss of a loved one impacts everyone differently, and everyone needs a different amount of time to grieve. It’s normal to feel emotions besides grief — like anger or disbelief. If you’ve lost someone close to you, or if you’ve experienced any loss that’s getting you down, you can check out Half of Us for resources and tips on ways to get through this difficult time. It isn’t always easy having to “stay strong,” but even if you don’t have millions of fans, there are people out there who care and want to help.

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