Demi Lovato Releases Mental illness PSA: Against Shaming Mental Illness [VIDEO]

1:18 PM EDT 8/16/2014 by Jamie Dinar, Celebeat Reporter

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Demi Lovato is partnering with The Mental Health Listening & Engagement tour to raise awareness for those struggling with mental health.

In light of Robin Williams' recent death, discussion about suicide and mental health awareness has increased by the tenfold and Lavato is the latest celebrity to join the talks.

Lovato publicly battled bipolar disorder, and, as she said in a new video, she's finally learning to live and love with her condition.

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"I've seen some dark times, especially with the depressive phase of the illness," she said in the video. "Bipolar depression really got my life off track, but today I'm proud to say I'm living proof that someone can live, love and be well with bipolar disorder when they get the education, support and treatment they need."

Lovato continued, "Through my music tours, you've seen me speak out against the shame and silence around mental illness. Now I've started to bring my mental health advocacy to a new level. I want to shine a light on the people out there who, like me, are learning to live well with mental illness by getting the right diagnosis and the right treatment plan."

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Lovato encourages those who are struggling or know someone who is struggling to reach out for support.

At the end of the video, Lovato left viewers with a powerful message.

"Asking for help when you are struggling is a sign of strength," she said.

Check out the video below:

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