Demi Lovato Willing to Raise Awareness of Mental Health Issues

Demi Lovato Willing to Raise Awareness of Mental Health Issues
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Since publicly talking about her issues with eating disorders, Demi Lovato has been very much focused on helping others overcome their problems, too. The star has been part of a new initiative and she actually is set to meet legislators on behalf of the Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health initiative at the National Council for Behavioral Health's Hill Day.

Demi claimed that her interest in being part of this is linked to the fact that she perfectly knows what is like to be in such a situation. Demi has struggled with bipolar disorder years ago. "I went through several years of pain and suffering, and I want to be able to help people and help try to prevent that suffering from happening," the singer said according to People.

Demi also expressed her beliefs, saying that she actually thinks that the US needs a new mental health reform, claiming that one of the most important aspects to it is better access to healthcare. Demi revealed that she hopes that by sharing her own story, she will be able to make a difference. The star claimed that people still see mental disease as a taboo to talk about and this is exactly what she plans on changing. The star also claimed that such conditions are very common nowadays.

"It's something that's extremely common, one in five adults has a mental illness, so basically everyone is essentially connected to this problem and this epidemic." So, the singer believes that maybe through her voice, she will be able to raise awareness on the severity of mental illnesses.

However, Demi claimed that although she wants to help others, she still knows that she has to put herself and her wellbeing first. The singer claimed that she has actually learned that caring for herself is very important. "It's great to get outside of yourself and help others, but it's also important that I stay dedicated to my treatment plan and make sure that I can help myself before others," Demi concluded.

Demi also revealed the reason why she became inspired to help others. According to the star, this reason is her late father, who was bipolar-schizophrenic. Demi said that the estranged relationship with her dad actually influenced her while growing up.

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