Demi Lovato’s night one speech at the Democratic National Convention was a moving reflection on what it’s like to live with a mental illness and a call to vote for elected officials to support laws that would provide improved access to healthcare for those suffering from mental illness.
Lovato started her speech with, “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. Unfortunately, too many Americans from all walks of life don’t get help, either because they fear the stigma or they can not afford treatment.”
Lovato spent time in treatment for bipolar disorder and anxiety.
Following her speech in which she said, “I’m proud to support a presidential candidate who will fight to ensure all people living with mental health conditions get the care they need to lead fulfilling lives,” Lovato performed her hit “Confident.”