Pop star Demi Lovato is offering fans a little something extra on her upcoming Tell Me You Love Me tour. In addition to seeing the singer perform, ticket holders will be able to take advantage of free therapy sessions. Professionals from CAST Centers, which offer mental health and addiction treatment programs, will be on hand to facilitate group therapy sessions ahead of concerts in all 20 cities on the tour. Lovato is part-owner of CAST.
During an appearance on “Good Morning America” on Jan. 24, Lovato announced the free group therapy sessions would be available before her concerts and shared the motivation behind her decision to offer them. She was joined by Mike Bayer, founder and CEO of CAST, and Lovato’s business partner and personal development coach.
Check out the clip of their interview below:
— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 24, 2018
Lovato explained that concertgoers will have the opportunity to hear from a number inspiring speakers before the show as well. A similar program was offered on Lovato’s Future Now tour with Nick Jonas in 2016.
Those familiar with Lovato won’t be surprised by this generous act, as she has previously publicly spoken out about her mental health and addiction issues, including bipolar disorder, self-harm, eating disorders and a struggle with substance abuse. Last year, the singer celebrated five years of sobriety.
Lovato has used her fame as a platform to advocate on behalf of mental health issues and executive produced a documentary, “Be Vocal.” The film visits three people suffering from different forms of mental illness and shows their determination to speak out about their experiences to lessen the stigma and help others.
To learn more about these special pre-concert sessions and sign up to attend, visit the CAST on Tour website. You must have a concert ticket to participate.
Kudos to Lovato for using her platform for such an important cause!