Demi Lovato is always outspoken. Whether she’s discussing the President’s trans troop ban or the Manchester bombing, Demi’s rarely shy about saying what’s on her mind. She’s also been an award-winning mental health advocate, and, in a new interview with Elvis Duran, she opened up about why she’s so vocal when it comes to that subject.
“I think it’s important to speak up about the things you believe in,” Demi said. “I just happen to be in a position where more people will hear my voice than they would have ten, 15 years ago. I use my voice to do more than just sing, and I use it to speak up about mental health because that’s something I’m very passionate about.”
In a mind-numbing display of insensitive language, Elvis then asked Demi what kind of labels people have put on her that make her “go insane” and whether or not she’d like to ditch them.
“I think when people refer to me as being bipolar–it’s something that is true, I am bipolar–but I don’t like people to use it as a label,” Demi said. “It’s something that I have, it’s not who I am. ‘Demi Lovato: activist’ is something I would really be proud of.”
Hear everything Demi had to say about being labelled and her fight to start conversations about mental health below.
(Photo credit: Demi Lovato Instagram account)