Kelly Clarkson Opens Up About Her Battle With Depression in Candid Conversation With Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato appeared on the Kelly Clarkson show this week to discuss mental health awareness and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Kelly told Demi, “I love how open you are about mental health because I have similar issues, and I suffer from depression. I think a lot of people, especially in the creative world or just from childhood even, [are] kind of trained to just keep going and ‘you can handle it,’ especially as a woman it’s like, ‘Don’t let them see you sweat.'”

Clarkson also acknowledged that her mental health journey “takes work.”

“Like, even when you overcome something, they’re like, ‘OK, she’s already overcome it.’ I’m like, ‘No, no that’s a daily effort in, like, trying to be positive….That’s not, like, a given. Like, you’re just over it, and you went to some magical therapy session, and it’s over,'” the “Stronger” star continued. “I think that’s a daily thing that you work at and a daily thing that I work at.”

Demi also talked to Kelly about speaking out for Black Lives Matter saying, “I think the first step is educating ourselves. We have a lot of time on our hands right now. There’s no reason why we shouldn’t be watching these movies and absorbing all the information that we possibly can about what’s going on in the world. And then, from there, we’ve seen it all over the media that being silent and being not racist is not enough anymore.”