The Meaningful Way Demi Lovato Is Giving Back To Fans On Her Upcoming Concert Tour

"I just want people to know they're not alone."

Demi Lovato has been open about her struggles with mental health over the years, and now she's doing something generous for fans who may be going through something similar. According to E! News, those who attend concerts on Lovato's upcoming Tell Me You Love Me Tour will have the opportunity to attend therapy workshops and hear inspirational speeches before the show.

"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," Lovato said on Good Morning America Wednesday. The sessions will come from CAST Centers, a mental health and addiction treatment center Lovato herself attended in 2011. 


Lovato has since become a co-owner of CAST, and offered similar services for fans on her Future Now Tour with Nick Jonas in 2016. "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," the singer said on GMA.

She added that she hopes to "take away the stigma of mental illness." As CAST founder and CEO Mike Bayer explained, they "believe mental health should be mainstream and just as cool as going to the gym." Lovato's tour begins on February 26 in San Diego, and fans with tickets to a show can sign up here to be a part of the CAST experience.

"I think that it's important for me to use my voice for more than just singing," Lovato told Robin Roberts. "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. Whatever it is, I just want people to know they're not alone and I'm here for them."

The "Confident" singer has been honest with fans throughout the years about her experience with bipolar disorder, substance abuse, and an eating disorder. She started 2018 with a message of body confidence and self-love on Instagram, adding that eating disorder recovery has been "the most challenging journey of my life." Previously, she celebrated being five years sober, and thanked her fans for "sticking by my side and believing in me."

With this latest announcement, it's now Lovato's turn to believe in them.


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