“I stand here today as proof that you can live a normal and empowered life with mental illness... I urge every politician to support laws that can provide access to better health care and support for everyone. This is not about politics, it’s simply the right thing to do."
“I get frustrated when people use the term ‘bipolar’ loosely. Like, they say ‘Oh, I can’t decide what movie to watch, I’m so bipolar.’ You don’t say, ‘I can’t decide what movie to watch, I’m so cancer.’”
It's wonderful to see a crusader like Lovato earning an honor that is clearly so close to her heart. While the world may have a long way to go, it's great to see organizations taking meaningful steps to de-stigmatize, and treat, mental illness.