Her message has always been one that is gracious and simple:
“They’re not alone, and I’m here for them.”
She has always been open about her struggles with fame and how mental illness has touched her own life. Now, pop star Demi Lovato wants to give back to her fan base by inspiring people not to be afraid and to reach out for help through recovery and other avenues, according to HuffPost.com.
“Sorry Not Sorry” is a song Lovato composed about kids who used to bully her years ago and how life got better as she got older.
Mental wellness and mental health are areas Lovato, 25, believes need to have the stigma removed. She has bipolar disorder and says that as a celebrity, she can empower others by using her platform for the greater good.
The singer and former Disney star was a guest on Good Morning America Wednesday where she launched publicity for her new “Tell Me You Love Me” tour. Lovato revealed to GMA co-host Robin Roberts that she will offer her fans the chance to sit in on free group therapy sessions and speeches that empower women and men before every concert performance. Guest speakers from a variety of organizations and charities will talk to concertgoers and hopefully, open up the channels of communication.
The organization that will assist Lovato in spreading her message of mental wellness through therapy is called CAST. It stands for Comprehensive Assistance Support Treatment Centers. Lovato was a patient with CAST as she underwent treatment for addictive substance issues.
Lovato is now a co-owner of CAST with her good pal and business partner Mike Bayer. He told Roberts he has taken great pride in watching his young friend go from patient to advocate and to an owner. Bayer mentioned that he and Demi would like to ask Robin Roberts to be one of their future guests before a concert to deliver an inspiring message. Roberts replied that she would love to be a part of the pre-show program.
Demi Lovato is set to perform Wednesday evening at the New York City Center in Midtown Manhattan.
Her big tour will kick off on Friday, February 9 in San Diego.
There’s a lot of good for Lovato to celebrate these days. Last March, she achieved her 5-year sobriety mission and is now promoting an athleisure line with Fabletics.