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Demi Lovato Has a Powerful Message to Spread About Mental Illness

Singer Demi Lovato has been an outspoken mental health advocate in the past. Now, she’s taking it a step further by joining mental health professionals and sharing her struggle with bipolar disorder across the country.

“Bipolar depression really got my life off track, but today I’m proud to say I am living proof that someone can live, love and be well with bipolar disorder when they get the education, support and treatment they need,” the artist says in the video (below) announcing her involvement in The Mental Health Listening and Engagement Tour.

The “Really Don’t Care” singer is partnering with the Jed Foundation, which aims to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college and university students,” according to its website. The video, sponsored by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, outlines her plans to share her story across the country.

“I want to shine a light on the people out there who, like me, are learning to live well with mental illness by getting the right diagnosis and finding the right treatment plan,” Lovato says. “I want to be the most informed and powerful advocate I can be and to help people to find the courage to seek help.”

Watch the PSA below:

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