Demi Lovato’s platform for mental health advocacy just got bigger. According to a new report, the Jane and Terry Semel Institute will award Demi with the Artistic Award of Courage at their Open Mind Gala. The recognition is for Demi’s outspoken work and visible example of life with bipolar disorder.
In a recent interview, Demi said, “There’s something about when you speak out and are vocal about your story, it’s very inviting to others who are dealing with the same thing. And if you can make that impact on somebody’s life, it does something for you spiritually that makes you want to tell the story again and again and again.” She also joined the documentary project “Beyond Silence” as an executive producer.
Demi brought the same message to a speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. She’s never been afraid to help those in need with her voice. Her most recent musical charity work makes that clear.
Demi might have a chance to make some new friends at the event, as “Friends” star Lisa Kudrow is hosting. “Glee” star Chord Overstreet is set to perform.
(Photo credit: Demi Lovato Instagram account)