Demetria Devonne Lovato (:

born August 20th, 1992- to present day

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"LOVE IS LOUDER, THAN THE PRESSURE TO BE PERFECT."

Ten Interesting Facts About Miss. Lovato

1.) Demetrias biological father, Patrick Lovato was very abusive toward Demi's mother a former Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader. Mr. Lovato suffered from schizophrenia and depression. "He was mean, but he wanted to be a good person."

2.) From a red carpet photograph of Demi in 2008, paparazzi noticed something rather odd, there were small, thin red marks on her wrist and were clearly visible. Lovato's publicist blamed the marks from Gummy Bracelets. Which she had recently had on before the event.

3.) In 2009 Demi joined forces with several other disney actors and artists such as Nick Jonas and Miley Cyrus to perform a song titled "Send it On." The proceeds of every performance including the music video which aired on Disney Channel, went to benefit several environmental organizations. During this time, Lovato joined "Disney's Friends for Change Campaign," encouraging people everywhere to be kind to the environment and tips on how to better the community around you.

4.) In the summer of 2009, Demi sang a duet with now, ex boyfriend Joe Jonas. Make a Wave was featured in the nature movie "Oceans" and all money raised went to helping various environmental charities through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund.

5.) While on tour after the recent release of Camp Rock, Demi snapped. She punched her close friend and backup dancer while on a plane to Pareu.

6.) In 2010, Miss Lovato quit her international tour with the Jonas Brothers for emotional and physical issues that had been occurring for quite some time.

7.) She went into treatment at a rehab facility in Illinois, called Timberline Knolls. Her family, crew and bandmates had sat her down before and had an intervention about sending her to treatment.

8.) While in Timberland Knolls, Demi was told she had bipolar disorder amongst the issues that inality prompted her stay. (Self-Harming, Eating Disorder *binge-purge type*, depression, and anxiety.)

9.) Demi was released from the treatment center in spring of 2011. Lovato released a video thanking her family and her fans, titled "Lovatics" for their support, and encouragement throughout the dark period of her life.

10.) The incredible amount of progress that Demi has made in the recent years recovery wise, has inspired millions of people throughout the world. A documentary aired on MTV in 2012, titled "Stay Strong." Covering her life while in rehab and just how difficult Demi's struggles were.

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Alex Welch, Lovatos backup dancer that she strunk

-Topic Area (Diseases) -Change. -Society

Diseases.) Miss. Lovato has experienced first hand the struggles of living with mental illnesses. She has helped thousands of people around the world by simply sharing her story. In the beginning of 2013, her biological father, Patrick Lovato who suffered from mental health issues such as schizophrenia and depression passed away. In response to her father's death, Demi created the Lovato Treatment Scholarship, which is a program that focuses on paying for individuals who have mental health issues who can’t afford treatment.

Change.) To celebrate her 21st birthday, Demi spent hers a little differently than most. She traveled to Maasai Mara, Kenya where she was a volunteer to work closely within the communities. Demi was partnered with Me to We as well as Free the Children. During her time there, she made cement which would go toward making a new school there. As well as preforming chores that the people located there, do daily.

Society.) Demi is extremely aware of just how often society talks about mental illness. Not very often, or not at all. She knows that issues such as self-harm or bulimia are considered taboo to talk about. Since treatment, she is very outspoken about those that most people do not wish to speak of. Demi has helped millions around the world to speak up about their own demons and lets people know that its okay to have bumps in the road as far as life or recovery. In 2012, nearly a year after staying in a treatment center, a documentary entitled Stay Strong aired on MTV. An hour long film of her journey throughout rehab, and on recovery. Demi also wrote a book called “Staying Strong 365 days a year” which was released on November 19th, 2013.
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" if im able to use my voice for good in the world, then I definitely want to do that."

Organizations that Demi Lovato has worked with:

  • National Alliance on mental Illness

  • STOMP out bullying

  • St. Judes Children's Research Hospital

  • Love our children USA

  • Free the Children

  • A Day Made Better

Citiations

"22 of Demi Lovato's Greatest Accomplishments - Torch Blog." Torch Blog. N.p., 20 Aug. 2014. Web. 16 DecReporter, Daily Mail. "'I Haven't Gotten an Apology': Dancer Blasts Demi Lovato over Punch as New Picture of Bruised Eye Emerges." Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, 6 Dec. 2010. Web. 16 Dec. 2015.. 2015.

Rigney, Todd. "Demi Lovato Discusses Her Father’s Struggle With Mental Health Issues." The Inquisitr News. N.p., 29 Dec. 2013. Web. 16 Dec. 2015.

Reporter, Daily Mail. "'I Haven't Gotten an Apology': Dancer Blasts Demi Lovato over Punch as New Picture of Bruised Eye Emerges." Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, 6 Dec. 2010. Web. 16 Dec. 2015.

"How Demi Lovato Is Changing the Way the World Views Mental Health." - Future of Personal Health. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2015.

Finn, Natalie. "Demi Lovato Wears Bracelets, Doesn't Cut Herself." E! Online. N.p., 11 Dec. 2008. Web. 16 Dec. 2015.

"Demi Lovato Spends Her 21st Birthday Helping Communities in Kenya with Free the Children Charity - PICS." Sugarscape. N.p., 21 Aug. 2013. Web. 16 Dec. 2015.

"Demi Lovato Spends Her 21st Birthday Helping Communities in Kenya with Free the Children Charity - PICS." Sugarscape. N.p., 21 Aug. 2013. Web. 16 Dec. 2015.

"Demi Lovato." Disney Stars Gone Wrong. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2015.

"Community Post: Demi Lovato Self Mutilation Pics?" BuzzFeed Community. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2015.

"Lytum." Lytum. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2015.