DNC 2016: Demi Lovato Urges Politicians to Support Laws Improving Health Care Access
Demi Lovato brought awareness to mental health issues and the stigma that so often surround them at the Democratic National Convention on Monday (July 25), telling the audience that "I stand here as proof you can live a normal and empowered life with mental illness."
Demi, who has been outspoken about living with bipolar disorder and her past addiction to drugs and alcohol, also urged politicians to support laws that provide better access to health care. "This is not about politics, it's simply the right thing to do," she said.
The 23-year-old also explained how she's doing her "very small part by having the treatment center that saw me on my recovery on tour with me, so at least a small group of people, even for a brief moment, can have the same support that I received," she said, referring to the before-show seminars she holds with fans to discuss mental health issues before her Future Now Tour concerts with Nick Jonas.
"It may not be a lot, but we have to believe every small action counts," she said. She threw her support behind presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton before performing "Confident" for the crowd.