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Demi Lovato talks about mental health at Democratic National Convention

Demi Lovato was a guest speaker at this year's Democratic National Convention.

The singer opened up about mental health at the Philadelphia event on Monday (July 25).

She used her platform to denounce the "stigma" associated with the issue and said American can "do better".

Lovato, who previously went to rehab for an eating disorder, said:

"Like millions of Americans, I am living with mental illness. But I am 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 cannot afford treatment.

"Untreated mental illness can lead to devastating consequences, including suicide, substance abuse and long-term medical issues.

"We can do better. Everyone of us can make a difference. By getting educated on this epidemic and its frightening statistics, and by breaking the stigma.

"It may not be a lot, but we have to believe that every small action counts."

Lovato added that she brings mental health workers on her tour to allow others to gain support.

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Watch Demi Lovato perform 'Cool For The Summer' below:


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