Demi Lovato advocates for mental health reform

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Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato has had many ups and downs in recent years but has remained triumphant in bringing awareness to issues of mental health. After being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, the singer has admitted to her rough times, using alcohol and illicit substances in attempts to cope with her illness. In support of the National Day of Action, Lovato called on Congress to pass a bill to help those affected by mental illness. Though not an expert on policy or politics, the singer’s message rang true to the crowd, who got to their feet in support. 

While most celebrities might try to hide their problems or struggles, Demi Lovato embraces them and tries to use her celebrity access to the media to educate others about mental illness, and based on audience reaction, it seems that her message has resonated with many people. She’s also using her celebrity to reach out to people through the Mental Health Listening and Engagement Tour

Her positivity and strength have inspired her fans and provided a face for mental illness in the hopes that one day, people will get the resources and support that they need.

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  1. Karen Yung says:

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