The topic of mental health is no longer as taboo as it used to be thanks to the influencers and celebrities who’ve spoken so openly about it in recent years.
In 2011, the 25-year-old singer was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and has openly discussed her struggles with the condition. She has since actively participated in movements that spread awareness of the disease by working with organizations like Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Mental Health America, National Council for Behavioral Health, and JED.
Today, Demi used her influence again to bring this advocacy further ahead with a new program she’s leading as the Global Citizen mental health ambassador. She represents GC and teams up with Save the Children to help the children in Iraq who have been displaced by war.
Announcing her partnership with GC, Demi said in a Facebook post “My hope is that this program can bring a bit of comfort to those who need the most. This isn’t about politics or race or religion. It’s simply about humanity and protecting one another.” she continued.
Demi is working hand in hand with Save the Children’s Healing and Education through the Arts program, also known as HEART, to provide “psychosocial support for children affected by serious or chronic stress (using) the arts to help children process and communicate feelings related to their experiences” according to its website.
Last July, she spoke at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia about the nation’s lack of resources for mental health treatment. “We can do better. Every one of us can make a difference by getting educated on this epidemic and its frightening statistics and by breaking the stigma,” she said. Demi is unstoppable and we couldn’t be happier.
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