#DemiLovato is #UPP for mental health
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As we’re still swooning over Michelle Obama’s powerful speech at last night’s Democratic National Convention, pop singer Demi Lovato gave a very moving speech in which she opened up about her battle with mental illness. In doing so, she urged politicians to make mental health a priority in this country in hopes of preventing a society of mentally unhealthy people.
_____________________________________ “Like millions of Americans, I am living with mental illness, but I’m lucky: I had the resources and support to get treatment at a top facility,” said the singer who has previously been treated for bipolar disorder and anxiety. “Unfortunately, too many Americans from all walks of life don’t get help,” she continued, “either because they fear the stigma or they can not afford treatment.” _____________________________________
In order for those in need to get access to healthcare, Lovato said that politicians need to support legislation that grants it. “Untreated mental illness can lead to devastating consequences including suicide, substance abuse and long-term medical issues,” she said. “We can do better. Every one of us — read more at TheShadeRoom.com (link in bio)
Thank you @ddlovato for
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