The “Unbroken” singer just announced her new role as a global ambassador focused on mental health issues. Specifically she will be working on projects to break the stigma associated with mental illness around the world.
The 25-year singer and dancer has been named a Global Citizen Ambassador by the Global Citizen social action platform. The announcement was made while Lovato was performing at the organization’s annual music festival. Last year, the Mexican-American talent headlined the Global Citizen festival in New York and later that year performed in Mumbai on behalf of Global Citizen.
Global Citizen is a social action platform where people can learn about issues, take action on what matters most to them and join a community to help create solutions.
Lovato’s first focus will be on mental health issues associated with child refugees specifically from Iraq and “other vulnerable communities.” She will help fund a Save the Children program that utilizes the arts to help children dealing with displacement and the violence of war.
The singer has not been shy about sharing her own struggles with mental illness, having been diagnosed as bipolar in 2011. Lovato is a recognized advocate for youth struggle with mental health issues.
“Ending the stigma around mental health conditions and supporting internally displaced children to build physical and mental resilience through education and access to justice is not a choice, it needs to happen, and it needs to happen now,” Lovated stated as her Global Ambassadorship was announced.
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