Demi Lovato Goes Blonde and Honored at AMHSA’s National Children’s Mental Health Awards

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demilovato-blonde-050713Demi Lovato recently changed up her look by going blonde again!

We are loving Demi’s look but it looks like some people don’t recognize her. She tweeted recently, “Almost didn’t make it through airport security!! I look SO different from my driver’s license!! Hahaha #blondehairdon’tcare.”

Demi has been through a lot the past few years but she’s currently better than ever and continuing to share her inspirational story. Today, Demi was recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for her work as a mentor to young adults with mental health and substance use challenges. She received the 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, held at the University of the District of Columbia Community College in Washington, D.C.

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She wrote, “Honored to receive an award from @Sebelius + appear w/5 brave ppl sharing their resilience stories.”

“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,” said Lovato. “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.”

The briefing served as a launch for SAMHSA’s Awareness Day that includes events and activities in more than 1,100 communities and more than 135 public and private organizations. As part of the launch activities, SAMHSA will premiere the Awareness Day virtual event today at 3 p.m. EDT on http://www.samhsa.gov/children as part of its Awareness Day celebrations. The virtual event features a message from Lovato to young adults, in addition to stories from young adults from across the country who have overcome challenges and demonstrated resilience after achieving social connectedness in housing, education, employment, or in accessing health care services.

For more information about Awareness Day, new publications, and to view the Webcast of the press briefing and the virtual event, visit http://www.samhsa.gov/children.

Watch Demi’s speech below. Congrats Demi!