Demi Lovato Asks Fans To Speak Up For Mental Health

(Radio.com) Demi Lovato has never been shy about talking about her struggles with mental health, now she wants others to speak up too. The singer has launched a new initiative called Be Vocal: Speak Up For Mental Health, which she hopes will help erase some of the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Lovato, who suffers from bi-polar disorder herself, is teaming up with five different mental health organizations to help others know that they don't have to fight mental illness alone.

The singer told People she wanted to bring this struggle out into the open so that as a community we can all do more to help those who need it most, whether it's speaking with friends and family who can offer support or writing letters to Congress.

"There's so many different ways you can help," she said. "I think together as a country we have to step up and we have to do something about this issue that is becoming quite an epidemic."

Along with the campaign, Lovato is starting a treatment scholarship program in honor of her father, Patrick, who had schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. He died in 2013..Read more here.

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