Demi Lovato will be offering free therapy sessions to fans at her concerts
Demi Lovato has announced that she will be offering free group therapy sessions to her fans before concerts.
The Sorry Not Sorry singer and longtime LGBT advocate made the announcement on Good Morning America, while talking about the importance of taking care of yourself.
She said: “I think it’s really important to take the stigma away from mental illness.
I actually have Bipolar disorder and I’m very open about that because I think affects so many people, and we need to take the stigma away from it,” she told presenter Robin Roberts.
The sessions will be run by CAST Centres, an organisation Lovato co-owns that offers mental health and wellness programmes.
The founder of CAST, Mike Bayer, joined Lovato to talk about the sessions.
Bayer, who is friends with the singer, said that they both “believe mental health should be mainstream.
“It should just be as cool as going to the gym like working on yourself.
“We just want to encourage people to better themselves.”
He praised Lovato for her journey from: “patient to an advocate, to now an owner.”
Besides helping fans directly with these sessions, Lovato will also be raising money for local charities in the cities she performs.
The organisation joined Lovato on her tour last year.
The sessions are available for free to concert ticket holders and can be registered for online.
They will include talks from inspirational speakers.
Lovato has been very open about her struggles with mental health and drug abuse in the past, as well as being an avid supporter for the LGBT community.
She opened up last year in her documentary, Simply Complicated, which led her to reveal that she was open to dating women.
Check out the full interview here:
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