Truth is, we were all very frightened when Demi Lovato suffered an overdose in July 2018. At the time, we had lots of questions, and of course, we all wanted reassurance that what happened on that day would never happen again. Now, the pop star’s mom wants people to know she’s not letting the fear of it happening again keep her from living her life.

That’s right, you guys! Dianna De La Garza opened up to Us Weekly all about how she’s dealt with the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer’s overdose, and how she copes with the residual emotions of that day now.

“I try not to think too much about what happened because we all want to move forward from that, and if you dwell on the past too much, it becomes something that could keep you from moving forward,” she told the mag on April 22. “Things have happened to us and our lives where I could always be worried that something could happen again, but that’s where therapy and staying healthy, working out … and our faith in God, all work together to keep us from being scared of that.”

As you could imagine, not living in constant fear has been quite the challenge for the 56-year-old. According to her, she lost five “close” family members within one year, and she told Us she was even afraid to even pick up the phone at one point because she didn’t want to hear more bad news.

“I got scared that it was another phone call about another family member,” she revealed. “Through therapy, I was able to work around that fear in order to help me move forward in life and not get stuck in that fear. … My faith in God is something that helps me not to live in fear.”

Overall, the Falling With Wings author doesn’t want to find herself at a standstill due to the fear that something terrible might happen again.

“If you stay too much in fear, then you’re not going to be able to move forward from things that have happened.”

Honestly, we totally understand where she’s coming from. Plus, seeing all the progress the “Tell Me You Love Me” songstress has made since then is very inspiring. We’re so glad they are all moving forward with positivity — especially after such a scary time in their lives.

If you or someone you know needs help, please call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

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