Originally published on September 8, 2016 at 2:04pm on Page Six
Demi Lovato has put her money where her mouth is regarding mental health.
The “Body Say” singer is now a co-owner of CAST Centers, a Los Angeles mental health and wellness treatment facility.
Lovato, 24, revealed the news during an interview with “CBS Sunday Morning,” set to air on Sept. 11.
“It just feels good,” Lovato said. “It sounds ridiculous, but I kind of made a pact with God, and I don’t even think you’re supposed to do that, but I promised, ‘If you make me a singer one day, I’m going to use my voice for so much more than singing, and I’m going to help people with it.’”
Lovato has been outspoken about her own struggles with bipolar disorder, bulimia and addiction, most recently in a speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
In 2008, Lovato entered rehab for substance abuse, bulimia, self-harm and bipolar disorder after punching a backup dancer while on tour with the Jonas Brothers.
The singer later admitted that she “couldn’t go without 30 minutes to an hour without cocaine” before treatment, and previously revealed her late father also suffered from severe mental illness before his death in 2013.
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