It’s no secret that Demi Lovato is an advocate for mental health — and in an exclusive interview with Life & Style, the “Sorry Not Sorry” songstress opened up about what she wishes society understood when it comes to these types of issues. The brunette beauty recently announced that she would have therapists speak on her 2018 tour — which will also feature DJ Khaled and Kehlani.

“I hope that people understand more that there shouldn’t be any stigma around it. Mental health is just as important, if not more important than physical health,” the former Disney star explained. When asked what advice she gives to her fans (Lovatics) about handling mental health issues, Demi replied, “What I tell them — I mean, I don’t really give them advice, it’s not my place — but anytime you can reach out to the people around you and tell them what you need, you can take steps to better yourself that way.”

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The “Confident” singer also elaborated on how concertgoers can participate in the therapy part of her tour. “I’ll have speakers. You have to sign up in advance,” she shared. “You go to and you have to have a ticket to the show so it’s not just something for the general public. There will be many different speakers and they’ll be sharing real, inspirational stories.”

Demi has been very open about overcoming adversities in her life and has inspired many people around the world with her story of recovery and success. “It feels amazing and it feels really empowering. I’m very, very grateful for it,” the 25-year-old expressed of her platform.

Demi also gushed about her one-of-a-kind concert experience for American Airlines AAdvantage® Mastercard® cardholders through her partnership with Mastercard and American Airlines. “I’m doing these intimate shows, which are really awesome and give me an opportunity to get closer to my fans,” she shared.

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