Longtime mental health advocate and chart-topping pop star Demi Lovato is dedicated to using her celebrity status as a force for good. Along with promoting body positivity and self-love on her social media accounts, the “Confident” hitmaker plans to intertwine therapy and wellness into her upcoming performances.
Stopping by “Good Morning America” to promote her 2018 20-stop “Tell Me You Love Me” North American tour, Lovato revealed that there will be motivational speeches, group therapy and wellness workshops provided by CAST Centers. Benefiting from the services provided by the nation’s top mental health and addiction treatment center during her own residency in 2011, Lovato is a walking testament to the power of such recovery programs.
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“I make it my life goal to inspire other people. I think it’s important that I use my voice for more than just singing. I know how important it is to use my platform to help others and to share my story in the hope that it inspires people to either get into recovery or better themselves,” said Lovato, citing her own struggles with eating disorders, addiction and bipolar disorder as the motivation behind her work. “Whatever it is, I just want people to know that they’re not alone and that I’m here for them.”
When pressed about what bringing CAST Centers on tour would look like for concertgoers, Lovato eagerly explained what fans should expect.
“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,” she said. “It’ll be incredible…a very moving and inspiring experience.”
Better yet? The services are free for anyone who has a concert ticket.
Watch the entire interview below for more details about Cast On Tour, or visit the program’s website here.