Demi Lovato has faced a lot of criticism in the past, and even though she continues to do so, Wilmer Valderrama’s other half knows how to handle it – by speaking up and speaking the truth.
Lovato, 22, is speaking out for those suffering from any kind of mental illness. She has been open about her struggle with both an eating disorder and bipolar disorder, of which she continues to receive treatment. Lovato went to rehab for three months in 2010 after realizing that she needed help. And now she wants to continue to help others.
Lovato, who was named a “Mental Wellness Warrior” by CNN, is doing everything she can to help those who are suffering. According to CNN, she wants people to know that “there is life — surprising, wonderful and unexpected life — after diagnosis.”
Lovato has launched a new clothing line with the clothing company, Regular Hero, called the Hope Dealer Collection.
— Shane Bitney Crone (@ShaneBitney) February 16, 2015
The clothing line’s website announced, “We teamed up with Demi Lovato to help her raise awareness and money for mental health. The products…were hand picked by Demi herself and 100 percent of the profits from the sales of these products will go to the Lovato Scholarship fund at CAST Recovery.”
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) January 24, 2015
Lovato started the scholarship in 2014 in honor of “her father, Patrick Lovato, who passed away in part due to untreated mental health and addiction issues” in 2013. Now, with the clothing line, Hope Dealer, Lovato can support those suffering from mental illness even more.
Lovato has always been vocal about the importance of receiving treatment and finding self-love, especially over Twitter where she both inspires and interacts with her Lovatics, reminding the importance of “self-acceptance.”
“The mirror can lie. It doesn’t show you what’s inside.” – Demi Lovato — Song Lyrics! (@MusicLyrics4u_) February 17, 2015
According to Women’s News, “Lovato’s honesty may help reverse the stigma” of mental disorders, especially bipolar disorder. They also referred to Lovato’s work and honesty as “courageous.”
Demi Lovato continues to work tirelessly to promote the importance of mental wellness and de-stigmatize a mental illness diagnosis.
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