By Robyn Collins
Pop superstar and longtime Hillary Clinton supporter Demi Lovato helped kick off the The 2016 Democratic National Convention on Monday, July 25, in Philadelphia Constitution Hall with a moving speech about her personal battles with mental illness.
Lovato discussed her condition and warned the audience about the dangers of untreated mental illness. She implored people to do their part to recognize the symptoms and help those who are suffering. “We can do better. every one of us can make a difference… this is not about politics, it’s simply the right thing to do.”
Of course, Lovato, who praised Hillary Clinton for personally supporting her through her struggles, wasn’t there to talk about herself. “I’m proud to support a presidential candidate who will fight to ensure all people living with mental conditions get the care they need to lead fulfilling lives,” she said.
Following her endorsement Lovato performed her single “Confident.”
Watch Lovato’s speech and performance here.