Demi Lovato Gets Confident On Capitol Hill -Talks About Mental Illness

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Demi Lovato made strides in Washington D.C today to raise awareness about mental illness.
With Demi’s album, Confident, on the way, she is embodying every sense of the word in her day to day life and today, she has taken that confidence to Capitol Hill.
Demi was in Washington D.C today meeting with the suits, aka legislators at the National Council for Behavioral Health’s Hill Day to speak about her “Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health” initiative. When discussing her motives behind the initiative, Demi told PEOPLE mag QUOTE - "I went through several years of pain and suffering, and I want to be able to help people and help try to prevent that suffering from happening. I think it's important that people no longer look at mental illness as something taboo to talk about. It's something that's extremely common, one in five adults has a mental illness, so basically everyone is essentially connected to this problem and this epidemic. The problem with mental illness is people don't look at it as a physical illness. When you think about it, the brain is actually the most complex organ in your body. We need to treat it like a physical illness and take it seriously."
Demi appeared on MSNBC LIVE with Tamron Hall to tell us more. Take a look:

Demi mentioned that it was her father, who passed in 2013 and suffered from bipolar-schizophreni, that inspired her initiative. Demi says that she wants to help people live a happy life and is encouraging supporters to spread the word. Demi rounded the troops saying - "It could be as small as a hashtag or a tweet, it could be as big as joining us at Capitol Hill. Whatever you can do to help out is what I want you to take away from this. I think it's extremely important that we continue to raise the awareness and hopefully convince Congress to take more action."
This woman is such a boss. So what do you guys think of Demi’s initiative? Sound off in the comment section below, don’t forget to subscribe and then click right over here to check out a rundown of 31 celebs you forgot were on Friends! Thanks for watching Clevver News, I’m Erin Robinson and I’ll see you next time.

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