Singer Demi Lovato recently took the stage at the Democratic National Convention to courageously share her personal struggle with bipolar disorder and push for increased access to mental health services. “Like millions of Americans, I am living with mental illness,” she said. “But I am lucky. I had the resources and support to get treatment at a top facility. Unfortunately, too many Americans from all walks of life don’t get help, whether they fear the stigma or cannot afford treatment. Untreated mental illness can lead to devastating consequences, including suicide, substance abuse and long-term medical issues."
The former Disney star continued, “We can do better. Every one of us can make a difference. By getting educated on this epidemic and its frightening statistics and by breaking the stigma. I urge every politician to support laws that will provide access to better health care and support for everyone. This is not about politics. It’s simply the right thing to do.”
Demi Lovato is a singer, songwriter, and actress, best known for her hit songs, "Cool For The Summer" and "Heart Attack." Lovato has previously opened up about her battle with bipolar disorder and her recovery from drug addiction.
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