SAMHSA Honors Demi Lovato for National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day [Video]
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Demi Lovato rocked a beautiful new look with a consistent and beautiful message for National Children’s Mental Health Day. The ‘Heart Attack’ singer was honored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for her continued work with children and young adults with mental health and substance abuse problems.
Rocking a sensible white suit, nude heels, a new sandy blond shoulder-length bob and natural, glowy makeup, Lovato looked as angelic as she now behaves post-treatment.
Lovato received her award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at the National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day press briefing, which went down at the University of the District of Columbia Community College in Washington, D.C. yesterday afternoon (May 7).
“Every young person faces challenges as they work toward becoming an independent adult, and for those with mental health challenges, it can be even more of a struggle,” Lovato said upon receiving her honor. “I want those young adults to know that your life has meaning and you can reach out to someone you trust for support and overcome any challenges in your life.”
Lovato tweeted about the award:
— demetria lovato (@ddlovato) May 7, 2013
“We applaud Ms. Lovato for her willingness to speak out about her experiences in support of youth and young adults with behavioral health challenges,” said SAMHSA administrator Pamela S. Hyde in a statement. “This type of support, coupled with effective community-based programs for these youth and young adults can help them overcome any challenges and go on to live healthy, fulfilled lives.”
Congrats, Demi — and keep up the great work!