LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 02: Demi Lovato speaks on stage at the Teen Vogue Summit 2019 at Goya Studios on November 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Teen Vogue)

Demi Lovato speaks about mental health during the pandemic

Demi Lovato is there for those who are struggling with their mental health amid COVID-19. Lovato has long struggled with mental health and is encouraging others to seek help.

By: Madeleine Porter

Demi Lovato is there for those who are struggling with their mental health amid COVID-19. Lovato has long struggled with mental health and is encouraging others to seek help.

The 27-year-old singer/actress is using her social media to alert the world of those who are suffering. Lovato announced the launch of The Mental Health Fund on her Instagram.

The Mental Health Fund will support four organizations dedicated to offering crisis counseling via text to those who need it. In just two days, the Mental Health Fund has already received more than $2 million in donations.

“It’s so important that people have these lines because sometimes you feel really alone and you don’t know where to turn or who to talk to,” Lovato said in an interview with People Magazine. “You’re afraid that these thoughts you’re having are too dark, and you need guidance. That’s where this comes in. It can provide help to people who are struggling.”

Never one to shy away from discussing mental health, she is encouraging those who need help to reach out. Demi Lovato is hopeful that her experience has destigmatized seeking help for mental health.

“Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. It’s a sign of strength. Oftentimes our society tells us that if we ask for help, we are weak,” she says to People Magazine. “But the strongest thing someone can do is take that first step in getting help, whatever shape or form that is.”

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