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Demi Lovato launches new mental health initiative

Superstar Demi Lovato has revealed that she has launched a new mental health initiative called Be Vocal: Speak Up For Mental Health.

She unveiled the campaign today (May 28), which also aims to improve treatment and resources for sufferers and their families, with a number of health organisations to encourage individuals with mental illnesses to talk about their journey to help erase the stigma.

Speaking about the initiative, Lovato explained: "It's about speaking up for your community which is taking action, whether it's writing a letter to Congress and telling them how this is affecting you and your life and how you would like to see mental health care more accessible in your community... There's so many different ways you can help. 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."

A press release confirms that Lovato has teamed up with Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, The JED Foundation, Mental Health America, the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the National Council for Behavioural Health for the project. 

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Watch Lovato talking about mental health below: