Demi Lovato has been incredibly open with fans about the struggles she’s faced when it comes to her mental health, and she does what she can to show that she supports their efforts to take care of themselves, too. That’s why she just announced that free mental health workshops and sessions will be offered before each show on her upcoming tour.
The 25-year-old shared the news on Good Morning America, explaining that, before she performs, CAST Centers (which the star now co-owns) will be on hand to lead inspirational speeches and wellness workshops that aim to promote an open dialogue about mental health. She also set up similar services during her Future Now tour in 2016 with Nick Jonas.
“I think that it’s important that I use my voice for more than just singing, and I just know how important it is to use my platform to help others and to share my story in hopes that it inspires people to either get into recovery or better themselves,” she said. “Whatever it is, I just want people to know they’re not alone and I’m here for them.”
She also explained what fans can expect, saying, “It’s basically like a therapy session before the concerts, and we have speakers from all over, and we’re also helping out with different charities from around the country, so it’ll be incredible and a very moving and inspiring experience.”
She added, “I want to do this because, one, it was such an incredible experience the last time we did this on tour. I’ve actually met people that go to CAST because they went to CAST on tours and realized they needed to get sober or they needed to better themselves in some other way and it’s changed lives, and I want to be able to do that again. It’s a part of my whole … life, about giving back, and I think it’s really important that I continue to do this while I’m on tour.”
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