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Demi Lovato Takes a Stand for Mental Health Reform Legislation

Demi Lovato Takes a Stand for Mental Health Reform Legislation


Demi Lovato took to the U.S. Capitol on Thursday in the hope of urging members of Congress to pass legislation on mental health reform.

The Skyscraper hitmaker, 22, visited Washington, D.C. to address an audience at the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ convention.

Lovato, who has been open about her own struggle with bipolar disease, teamed up with former U.S. Representative Patrick Kennedy to urge members of Congress to pass a comprehensive mental health bill.

During her speech, she said, “Those of us here today know that mental illness has no prejudice. It affects people of every race, age, gender, religion and economic status. It doesn’t discriminate between Republicans or Democrats, either.

“We’ve seen increased attention to our country’s broken mental health system over the past few years, but we’ve seen very little action. Today our message is very clear: it’s time for Congress to act for mental health by supporting the passage of a comprehensive mental health bill this year.”

Lovato also took to Instagram to share photos of herself at the Capitol building, including a selfie with a bust of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

She added the caption, “Mean muggin (sic) with Winston Churchill… he agrees with me.. A MESSAGE TO CONGRESS: PASS COMPREHENSIVE MENTAL HEALTH REFORM LEGISLATION THIS YEAR!!!!”

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.


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