Demi Lovato Named Global Citizen Mental Health Ambassador

Demi Lovato said this weekend she is taking on some new responsibilities.

“It’s an honor to be the new Mental Health Ambassador for [Global Citizen],” she wrote on Instagram. “Excited for the pilot program we have planned with @SavetheChildren in Iraq!”

The announcement was made Saturday at the Global Citizen concert in New York.

Lovato will work on the expansion of a Save the Children pilot program, to young people in the Kirkuk and Salah al Din regions of Iraq.

“Ending the stigma around mental health conditions and supporting internally displaced children to build physical and mental resilience through education and access to justice is not a choice, it needs to happen, and it needs to happen now,” the singer said.

Lovato, 25, has been an outspoken advocate for mental health awareness and initiatives. She has publicly discussed her own struggles, including a 2011 bipolar diagnosis.