Demi Lovato gets political; Calls On Congress To Act On Mental Health Reform

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Demi Lovato gets political; Calls On Congress To Act On Mental Health Reform (1)

Demi Lovato was in Washington, D.C., trying to raise some awareness for mental health.

The 22-year-old singer, who suffers from bipolar disorder, joined former U.S. Representative Patrick Kennedy on Thursday at the convention for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, which was held at the U.S. Capitol.

At the event, Demi Lovato and Kennedy urged congress to pass a new comprehensive mental health bill. Demi said in a speech to members of the U.S. legislature: “Those of us here today know that mental illness has no prejudice. It affects people of every race, age, gender, religion and economic status. It doesn’t discriminate between Republicans or Democrats, either. We’ve seen increased attention to our country’s broken mental health system over the past few years, but we’ve seen very little action.”

Demi added: “Today our message is very clear: it’s time for Congress to act for mental health by supporting the passage of a comprehensive mental health bill this year.”

Photos by: FayesVision/WENN.com

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