Demi Lovato launched her tour on Monday Night by inviting six Stoneman Douglas survivors to the stage.
It’s been two weeks since the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High joined Demi and wore shirts emblazoned with “MSD Strong.”
Demi told the crowd, (quote) “I want to make sure their voices are heard. So we can provide them with the mental health and post-trauma care they need.” (San Diego Union-Tribune)
The Tell Me You Love Me World Tour has partner with Comprehensive Assistance Support Treatment(CAST) Centers to conduct free mental health sessions at the backstage meet-and-greets. Demi told Good Morning America last month, (quote) “It’s basically a therapy before the concerts. It’ll be incredible. An inspiring experience.”
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- CAST flew the kids to California. They “missed” the first day of Stoneman Douglas re-opening since the shooting.
- Demi is bi-polar. Mental health is dear to her heart.
- Demi is part-owner of CAST and she was a client. For two years she sought treatment for drug abuse, bulimia and a self-harming disorder.
- Jimmy Fallon announced plans to join survivors on the "March for Our Lives" this March 24.
- While many are focused on mass shootings policy, Demi wants to care for the wounded.
- A source informed People magazine that Demi may reconcile with ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama (quote) "They could give a romantic relationship another try."
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