Demi Lovato Creates Mental Health Foundation in Honor of Her Father

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Demi Lovato has sought out a brilliant way to honor her father Patrick Lovato's memory.

Fox News Latino reports that Lovato will be teaming up with Cast Recovery to launch "The Lovato Treatment Scholarship."

This scholarship will help provide treatment to those suffering from mental illnesses and who, without additional financial help, would not be able to afford treatment otherwise.

"My dad suffered from mental illnesses," Lovato told E! News. "He was suffering so bad that he couldn't function in society normally and he couldn't get the help that he needed. So, when he passed away, I thought myself, 'I wish there was something I could have done.'"

Lovato continues, "Because treatment is actually very, very expensive. And whether it's rehab or in-patient, out-patient—whatever it is—I wanna be there providing that service because I didn't get the chance to do it with my dad and I wanna make it up to him now that he's looking over me."

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