“This is not about politics; it’s simply the right thing to do,” Demi Lovato said in a powerful speech at the Democratic National Convention, where she spoke about the need to do more to help people with mental health issues. She called for better education and easier access to treatment to lessen stigma surrounding mental illness.
Lovato isn’t just talking the talk. She’s bringing the treatment center that helped with her recovery on tour, so her fans can experience—even for a few hours—the same support she had. She ended her speech by endorsing Hillary Clinton and proudly saying, “I stand here today as proof that you can live a normal and empowered life with mental illness.”