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Demi Lovato at the Democratic National Convention 2016

Demi Lovato Opens Up About Her Struggle With Mental Illness as She Supports Hillary Clinton

Demi Lovato was the first celebrity to take the stage at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PA, to show her support for Hillary Clinton. Opening up about her struggle with mental illness, the "Body Say" singer powerfully started her speech saying: "Like millions of Americans, I am living with mental illness."

Adding that the stigma and high costs stop most of those Americans from seeking treatment, Demi said, "We could do better," adding, "This is not about politics; it's simply the right thing to do." To cheers from the crowd, Demi finished her urge for better access to mental health by officially announcing her support for Hillary, saying:

"I'm proud to support a presidential candidate who will fight to ensure all people living with mental health conditions get the care they need to live fulfilling lives. That candidate is Hillary Clinton. Let's make her the next president of the United States of America."

Keep scrolling to watch the crowd at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia give Demi's powerful rendition of "Confident" a standing ovation after her big speech.

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