“Confident” Pop superstar Demi Lovato has undoubtedly achieved an unprecedented and distinct level of international success in contrast to the average 24 year old throughout her well-documented life and career.
However, there is indeed nothing ordinary about the inspirational New Mexico-born megastar when it comes to inspiring others, rather something deep down inside her heart which is very much extraordinary.
The inspirational multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter, Hollywood actress and activist – who officially made her entertainment debut at 8 – has significantly grown in leaps and bounds both personally and professionally, whilst exhibiting conventional wisdom and innate mental strength beyond her own years given the endless series of adversity which she has faced and weathered along the way in life.
After being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Demi Lovato made her mental health condition very public and has officially fought the widespread stigma of bipolar disorder and mental health in mainsterm media and society via partnering with acclaimed mental health advocacy leaders Be Vocal, which has led to successful campaigns dedicated to ending the stigma of bipolar disorder. Lovato also routinely acknowledges her mental health and is unafraid to interact with her dedicated legion of fans and mainstream media on the subject matter; bipolar disorder affects 12.6 million individuals in the United States and an estimated 29 million individuals wordwide.
“Getting a diagnosis was kind of a relief. It helped me start to make sense of the harmful things I was doing to cope with what I was experiencing. Now I had no choice but to move forward and learn how to live with it, so I worked with my health care professional and tried different treatment plans until I found what works for me.
Living well with bipolar disorder is possible, but it takes patience, it takes work and it is an ongoing process. The reality is that you’re not a car that goes into a shop and gets fixed right away. Everyone’s process and treatment plan may be different. I am so grateful for my life today and I want to protect it. It isn’t always easy to take positive steps each day, but I know I have to in order to stay healthy.
If you are struggling today with a mental health condition, you may not be able to see it as clearly right away but please don’t give up – things can get better. You are worthy of more and there are people who can help. Asking for help is a sign of strength.” – Lovato told Be Vocal
Lovato’s millions of die-hard fans worldwide have witnessed a proverbial voice of the voiceless beyond the impressive vocal dexterity and have additionally found solace in a very humble and loving woman who shares their daily struggle with bipolar disorder.
Incidentally, Demi Lovato was routinely bullied as a child and later experienced well-documented substance abuse and eating disorders; Lovato has also been a public advocate in protecting children who are vulnerable and is also a huge supporter of the LGBT community. It is Lovato’s deep compassion and big heart which separates her from her contemporaries in entertainment and she has used her global brand to bring mental health awareness to those uneducated on the subject matter.
Mainstream media has seemingly had a penchant for incessantly reporting on irrelevant news which doesn’t truly matter and Demi Lovato’s intense personal battles, particularly with bipolar disorder have truly shown that although she is sick, she is not weak. Lovato has resiliently risen above each time and thoroughly inspired others around the world to show that bipolar disorder and mental health complications cannot defeat the woman or man standing in front of the mirror.
Demi Lovato undoubtedly embraces her role as a positive and inspiring role model for millions of young girls around the world and to those who have come to identify with the pop superstar courtesy of both suffering from and championing mental health.
Unmistakably, Demi Lovato has become the voice of the voiceless and the silence and stigma surrounding mental health begins to vanquish with time.
Dean Perretta is a 2x SEA Award-winning creative who currently contributes to FOX Sports 96.9 FM/1340 AM in Washington, D.C. and 3x Award-winning and Future 100 In-Spire LS Magazine. Perretta’s work has been published in reputable publications in print newsstands and online in the United States, Germany, Canada and the United Kingdom and has interviewed a plethora of trailblazing and influential stars in the fields of professional sports, entertainment, music, politics, literature, film, philanthropy, lifestyle and business; Perretta is a one-time AAU basketball reporter who has also covered the acclaimed NBA Footlocker 3x World Tour (interviewing NBA San Antonio Spurs star Rudy Gay and Canada international/NBA player Joel Anthony) as well as live entertainment events for “Furious 7” Hollywood actor/Multi-platinum selling hip-hop superstar Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and various marquee UK music events (Musicalize) to name a few; Perretta was invited to the world class Gracie Jiu-Jitsu seminar in May 2017 hosted by Bellator MMA Brand Ambassador, Gracie Jiu-Jiu Jitsu Pioneer, Brazilian national treasure/hero and UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie and has a global reach outside of the United States into desirable markets such as Asia.
Furthermore, Perretta has been a very active and passionate philanthropist and advocate for reputable registered UK charities Diabetes UK and CLIC Sargent, whilst also selflessly dedicating endless time and also money to various non-profit organizations such as Supporting Children with Cancer UK; Perretta is currently working on a live event to raise awareness and funds for children suffering from cancer In the United Kingdom, Perretta was nominated for a V-Inspired Award for his contributions and is very community-driven with a high passion for inspiring the youth and academic students in college/university in particular.