Demi Lovato Opens Up About Mental Illness at Democratic Convention

PHILADELPHIA — Demi Lovato got an enthusiastic response after she performed “Confident” at the Democratic National Convention and called for greater access to mental health care.

“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.”

Lovato has been open in the past about her struggles with bipolar disorder, as well as eating disorders and substance abuse issues.


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“This is not about politics,” she added. “It is simply the right thing to do.”

Lovato also talked about supporting Hillary Clinton. She performed for Clinton at a rally in Des Moines in October that was tied to the Jefferson-Jackson dinner.

“I stand here today as proof that you can live a normal and empowered life with mental illness. I am proud to support a presidential candidate who will fight to ensure all people with mental health conditions get the care they need to live fulfilling lives. That candidate is Hillary Clinton,” she said on stage. “Let’s make her the next president of the United States of America.”

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  1. Jo Mama says:

    Here I was thinking celebrity was her mental illness, or perhaps throwing up her food. Anyone who does that shit is mentally ill.

  2. Sabrina Fisher says:

    Used to like her! :(

    • Jack says:

      So you dont like her now because she was brave enough to talk to millions about suffering from mental illness. Yes, you are republican. Only care about yourself!

  3. Sam America says:

    what a joke. the entire party is mental illness and this no talent former Disney star is obviously like
    most left wing demoncraps don’t live in the real world! people are struggling every day from the far
    left wing demoncrap failed policies and this is what this no talent is on stage ranting about? grow up.

    • Jack says:

      And please indulge me in the “winning” policies of the right? Take your time I know you will need it.

      • smith says:

        Obama’s economic policy is the same as what the right would do and it’s been the same since Ronald Reagan – trickle down economics.

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