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For Demi Lovato, mental health as important as physical


Singer-actress Demi Lovato, who has been vocal about her battle with bipolar depression, believes that mental health is “just as important as physical health”.

Inspired by her own travails with mental health, Lovato recently served as an executive producer of a documentary called “Beyond Silence”, which follows three individuals – Jeff Fink, Lauren Burke, and Lloyd Hale – and their experiences with mental illnesses including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety.

“You can hear in the documentary how different they are, but also how alike they are,” Lovato told “It’s important that we get that message out there because mental health is so important – it’s just as important as physical health.”

Asked about her own recovery process, Lovato shared her realisation that being vocal about her own struggles resonates deeply with those who suffer from the same or similar conditions, which has inspired her to be so open about her journey.