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 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.”