Lovato speaks out against stigma around mental illness

Los Angeles, Oct 6 (IANS) Singer Demi Lovato has never shied from opening up about her issues over the years, and now in the wake of the mass shooting at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College last week, the singer has spoken out against the stigma surrounding mental illness.

During a guest appearance on “MSNBC Live With Tamron Hall”, the “Cool for the Summer” crooner explained that she’s fed up with the public rushing to conclusions about the shooter’s mental well-being, reports eonline.com.

“Unfortunately, we’ve had several instances where mental health has been brought to the attention by the media because of these tragedies,” she said on the show.

“I think it’s really important to remember that actually mental health-people with mental illness are actually more likely to inflict harm on themselves and become the victim rather than be the perpetrators,” she added.

Lovato also shared more about how she’s been urging Congress to focus on the national initiative ‘Be Vocal: Speak Up For Mental Health’.

The singer, who is gearing up for the release of a music video for her new single “Confident”, let fans take a peek into the upcoming visuals via some teaser clips shared on her Twitter page over the weekend.

The music video will be unveiled on Friday.

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