Demi Lovato will “Be Vocal” to Support Mental Health

Singer/songwriter and actress Demi Lovato is celebrating being clean and sober for 3 years!

Lovato has been very open about her struggles with drug/alcohol addiction, eating disorder, cutting and a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.

And now, Lovato is teaming up with Sunovion Pharmaceuticals along with a group of leading mental health advocacy organizations in a campaign called Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health.

On the site, Demi talks about getting the diagnosis of bipolar disease:

“Getting a diagnosis was kind of a relief. It helped me start to make sense of the harmful things I was doing to cope with what I was experiencing.

Now I had no choice but to move forward and learn how to live with it, so I worked with my healthcare professional and tried different treatment plans until I found what works for me.

If you are struggling today with a mental health condition, you may not be able to see it as clearly right away but please don’t give up – things can get better.

You are worthy of more and there are people who can help. Asking for help is a sign of strength.”

Here are the top 5 things Demi learned:

1. It is important to be vocal—not only for yourself but also for your community.
2. There are many things that each and every one of us can do to make a difference.
3. We need to treat mental health conditions with the same attention and care as any medical condition. The brain is an organ, too.
4. Living, loving and being well with mental health conditions is possible.
5. She’s not alone. Approximately 44 million adults – 1 in 5 Americans – of every race, gender, religion and socio-economic status is diagnosed with a mental health condition in any given year.
This morning Demi shared this news with Savanna Guthrie on the Today show:
Michele R. Berman, M.D. was Clinical Director of The Pediatric Center, a private practice on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. from 1988-2000, and was named Outstanding Washington Physician by Washingtonian Magazine in 1999. She was a medical internet pioneer having established one of the first medical practice websites in 1997. Dr. Berman also authored a monthly column for Washington Parent Magazine.

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