Demi Lovato Opens Up About Mental Illness at Democratic Convention (Video)

“I am proud to support a presidential candidate who will fight to ensure all people with mental health conditions get the care they need,” pop star says

Last Updated: July 26, 2016 @ 2:07 PM

Pop singer Demi Lovato told the crowd at the Democratic National Convention on Monday that she suffered from mental illness and urged lawmakers to “do better.”

“Like millions of Americans, I am living with mental illness,” the 23-year-old pop star 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, either because they fear the stigma or cannot afford treatment.”

In 2010, Lovato checked herself into a rehab clinic and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she has also previously opened up about her struggle with eating disorders and substance abuse issues.

“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. Let’s make her the next president of the United States of America,” she continued.

“We can do better. Everyone of us can make a difference,” Lovato told the crowd before singing her hit, “Confident.”

Read TheWrap’s complete RNC 2016 coverage here. Stay tuned for complete DNC 2016 coverage.

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