Demi Lovato has been very open about her struggle with mental health over the years. She has stopped at nothing to raise awareness for a topic that so many people are scared to talk about and has used her voice to speak up for those who do not feel comfortable talking about their mental struggles. For that, Demi is beautiful.
The 24-year-old singer and advocate has demonstrated perseverance, strength, and dedication to raising awareness about mental health, which is why she will be the perfect recipient of the Artistic Award of Courage at the Open Mind Gala.
Lovato has used her social platform to show that those who struggle with mental health issues are not alone, even though they may feel like they are. She recently partnered with the Be Vocal Initiative to executive produce a documentary filming the lives of three people who are battling mental health issues.
By using her resources to bring attention to mental illness, Demi hopes to lessen the stigma attached to the disease and provide a platform for those who struggle to speak out. "I'm bipolar and proud," Demi said during her appearance on The Ellen Show. "I live well with it, and I think that that's the goal for everyone with mental illness."
The message that Demi is spreading is inspiring for anyone -- regardless if they struggle with mental illness or not. She understands it takes time and effort to overcome mental disorders, and her work will not falter even after she accepts such an amazing award.