Lovato talks about mental illness stigma

LOS ANGELES: American singer Demi Lovato has never shied from opening up about her issues, and in the wake of the mass shooting at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College last week, she has spoken out against the stigma surrounding mental illness.

During a guest appearance on MSNBC Live With Tamron Hall, the Cool for the Summer crooner explained that she’s fed up with public rushing to conclusions about shooter’s mental well-being, reports eonline.com. “Unfortunately, we’ve had several instances where mental health has been brought to the attention by the media because of these tragedies,” she said on the show.

“I think it’s really important to remember that actually mental health — people with mental illness are actually more likely to inflict harm on themselves and become the victim rather than be the perpetrators,” she added.

Lovato also shared more about how she’s been urging Congress to focus on America’s national initiative ‘Be Vocal: Speak Up For Mental Health’.

The singer, who is gearing up for the release of a music video for her new single Confident, let fans take a peek into the upcoming visuals via some teaser clips shared on her Twitter page over the weekend.

The music video will be unveiled on October 9.