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Mom Of Girl With Bipolar Disorder Thanks Demi Lovato For Being A Role Model


Many who suffer from mental illnesses have been told by the world they should be ashamed, making these illnesses difficult topics to discuss.

For the past year or so, pop star Demi Lovato has not shied away from discussing her own battles with mental health.

The 23-year-old singer openly talked about being diagnosed with bipolar disorder and worked closely with the Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health campaign.

Well, apparently, people heard her.

Cate Luther, 51, is a contributor to The Mighty, a blog dedicated to discussing disability, disease and mental illness. Cate has an 11-year-old daughter with bipolar disorder, who also happens to be a huge Demi Lovato fan.

On Wednesday, Cate wrote a letter to Demi Lovato, thanking her for being a role model to her daughter by talking so openly about her illness. Cate also urged the singer to continue to speak up about mental health and keep inspiring children like her daughter.

It's a moving letter, and I hope Demi gets to see it. It's great to see the difference discussing mental health openly can make.

Citations: To Demi Lovato, From a Mother of a Girl With Bipolar Disorder (The Mighty)