July 26, 2016


Demi Lovato Speaks on Mental Illness at Democratic National Convention: Watch

Demi Lovato has always been vocal about her bipolar disorder and struggles with substance abuse, and she brought her bravery to the Democratic National Convention on Monday night. The singer, who kicked off the event with her opening performance of 2015's "Confident," also used the platform to stress the importance of proper health care. She said,

“Like millions of Americans, I am living with mental illness. 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, whether they fear the stigma or cannot afford treatment. Untreated mental illness can lead to devastating consequences, including suicide, substance abuse and long-term medical issues. This is not about politics. It is simply the right thing to do.”

Lovato went on to show her support for Hillary Clinton. Demi continued, "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."

As we did with the RNC, Fuse will be covering the DNC in Philadelphia all week long. Check out all the Crash the Parties coverage thus far, and flip through our roundup of all the times Demi Lovato proved to be a great role model.