Demi Lovato Makes Appearance on GMA, Talks Dad's Death

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Demi Lovato made an appearance on Good Morning America, talking about (among other things) her father Patrick Lovato's death

The 20-year-old performer spoke with Robin Roberts about how she is coping.

"I'm handling it okay. My father and I didn't have the most ideal relationship, but at the of the day he's still my dad and I grew up with him and he was a wonderful person. It's difficult, but I'm handling it okay."

The X Factor judge also announced that she'll be startin a mental illness treatment scholarship program. 

"I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and I've dealt with mental illnesses, but my father also dealt with mental illness. He wasn't able to function very well in society and so, that happens to a lot of people," she stated.

She'll be working with the Cast Recovery treatment center. She tweeted, "So I am launching the Lovato Treatment Scholarship Program to help pay for treatment expenses at Cast Recovery for someone who needs help."

Watch her appearance below: 

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