Demi Lovato has always been in the spotlight. From a very young age, her roles in Disney Channel shows such as “Camp Rock” and “Sonny with A Chance” became hits with young fans across the world. It is no surprise that most of today’s young adults have been following Demi for most of their lives and have been heavily influenced by her performances and opinions on and off-screen.
Branching into music as a young adult, Demi Lovato has sold over two million albums in the United States alone and has been nominated for 14 Teen Choice Awards, MTV Music Awards, and 5 People’s Choice Awards. Her stardom has permeated youth culture for the past decade, much of which Demi dedicated toward influencing young adults in a positive way and shedding light on important issues.
At the young age of 18, Lovato publicly announced that she had been suffering from Bipolar Disorder, anorexia, self-harm, and bullying. Over the next several years, she was outspoken toward mental health awareness and a major proponent of anti-bullying campaigns. While it is difficult for most people to speak to ANYONE regarding these issues, Lovato has made an immense effort to foster inclusivity, awareness, and compassion for these issues.
In May 2013, she was cited for her dedication to mentoring teens and young adults with mental health problems at a National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in Washington. She also founded the Lovato Treatment Scholarship Program after the death of her father, through which she pays treatment costs associated with mental health issues. She is also an outspoken activist for LGBQ Rights, Bullying Prevention, Feminism, and Disadvantaged Children.
Lovato has dedicated her time and talents to promote inclusivity and understanding surrounding the world’s most misunderstood issues and rigid social stigmas. Her efforts have helped millions of people struggling and have influenced millions of young adults to stand up for what they believe in in the face of adversity.