London: Actress-singer Demi Lovato thinks being open about her problems has made her a better role model.
The 18-year-old star who entered rehab last November for three months to receive treatment for her eating disorder and self-harming finds it therapeutic to be open about her ordeal and hopes by publicly addressing her struggles, she can help more people, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
"The more that people tell their story, the more therapeutic it becomes. Also, if I`m able to share my story and it helps someone, then I`ve done my part," she said.
"My fans are dealing with same issues. And if I am a role model, then I need to speak up and be there for them," she added.