“There’s a stigma surrounding mental health issues because nobody talks about it”
Ever since being diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2011, Demi Lovato has worked tirelessly to end the stigma attached to mental illness. As the Executive Producer of the powerful new documentary, Be Silent, Demi continues her advocacy and talked more about her efforts. “I get frustrated when people use the term ‘bipolar’ loosely,” she shared. “Like, they say ‘Oh, I can’t decide what movie to watch, I’m so bipolar.’ You don’t say, ‘I can’t decide what movie to watch, I’m so cancer.'”
She also talked about the importance of ongoing dialogue. “There’s a stigma surrounding mental health issues because nobody talks about it,” she explained. “When you spread awareness and create conversation, that’s when you realize mental health conditions aren’t anything out of the norm. They’re very common. They shouldn’t be judged. They should be accepted.”
We absolutely agree and applaud Demi for not only her continued efforts, but also for bravely sharing her story. Demi, You’re So Beautiful Now! Watch the trailer for Be Silent below.