demi lovato will offer free group therapy to fans
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demi lovato continues to be a mental health rock star through her work as a rock star.
recently, she said that her tell me you love me tour will feature (以……为特色) group therapy and encouraging speeches for concertgoers before the singing starts. all of these services will be offered free.
"it's like a therapy session (时段) 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".
cast centers will be providing the places on tour. lovato, a co-owner of the los angeles-based mental health and addiction treatment (精神健康和上瘾治疗) center, was a patient there in 2011. the singer offered similar services on her future now tour with nick jonas in 2016.
lovato has expressed her opinions honestly and directly about mental health for years, talking about her own experience with bipolar disorder (抑郁狂躁型忧郁症), addiction and an eating disorder as the power behind her work. about 1 in 5 american adults will experience a mental health problem in a given year, according to the national alliance on mental illness.
"i have bipolar disorder, and i'm very open about that because i think that mental health affects so many people and that we need to take the shameful feeling away from it," lovato told "good morning america."
"i think that it's important for me to use my voice for more than just singing," she added. "i just know how important it is to use my influence to help others and to share my story in hopes that it encourages people to either get into recovery or better themselves. i just want people to know they're not alone and i'm here for them."