Lovato is not only a platinum-selling recording artist—she’s undertaken a calling to take on the stigma of mental health conditions as someone living with bipolar disorder.
Demi Lovato with director Shaul Schwarz. The two worked on the documentary “Beyond Silence” together that aimed to raise awareness about the importance of speaking out about mental health and ending stigma.
There is so much to love about Demi Lovato. She talked about her mental health journey, including being diagnosed with bipolar in 2010, in a Fall 2014 interview with bp Magazine. Here are three recent ways Lovato is crushing mental health stigma, and reaching out to those who need help with mental wellness, with her superstar platform.
1. Cast On Tour:
This non-profit that provides intimate and deeply engaging experiences focused on mental wellness is joining Lovato on tour for a second time! This time, those who purchase a ticket for Lovato and DJ Khaled’s 2018 “Tell Me You Love Me” world tour will have access to free mental health sessions through the CAST Foundation, an organization which promotes mental wellness, addiction-free living, and fights the stigma of mental health conditions.
2. Demi’s Documentary, Simply Complicated
While Demi may seem like a flawless celebrity on camera, she breaks down everything she has been through on her way to stardom, including addiction, self-medicating and an eating disorder, in the full-length documentary, “Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated.” In a trailer for the documentary, Demi discusses how at one point, she went on a “bender” for two months where she was using daily. You can watch the documentary here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWTlL_w8cRADEMI
3. Becoming an Ambassador
Global Citizen, a social action platform that takes on some of the world’s toughest problems, named Demi Lovato its new Mental Health Ambassador in September 2017, Billboard reports. Lovato has worked closely with Global Citizen to advocate for the significance of mental wellness for refugees, according to the organization. This includes meeting with Muzoon Almellehan, a young advocate who speaks out about the importance of refugee education and lived for three years in a Jordan refugee camp, about building strength and resilience when faced with displacement.
Lovato’s efforts are certainly inspiring, and you can learn more about them first-hand by checking out Cast On Tour! You can find tour dates and venues at castontour.com/tourdates.
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