No Mind Games: Demi Lovato’s Tampa show with DJ Khaled is doubling as an optional mental health counseling session

She’s partnering with CAST for her spring tour, which wraps at Amalie Arena on March 31.

click to enlarge Demi Lovato, who plays Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on March 31, 2018. - Press Handout (Philly Mack)
Press Handout (Philly Mack)
Demi Lovato, who plays Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on March 31, 2018.

Demi Lovato’s spring tour wraps in in Tampa, Florida on March 31, and she’ll have done many a good deed by the time the show at Amalie Arena rolls out of town.

Yesterday, Billboard pointed out that the 25-year-old pop star is teaming up with CAST to offer fans with concert tickets an opportunity to have free therapy sessions with Mike Bayer, who is a wellness expert and the founder and CEO of CAST Centers.

Each show on Lovato’s 20-date tour will also feature special guest speakers leading discussions on mental health awareness.

“[It’s] really important to take away the stigma of mental illness," Lovato said on Good Morning America. The singer has been open about her own struggles with mental illness and co-owns CAST centers, which treat addiction and mental health.

"I want to do this because one, it was such an incredible experience the last time we did this on tour. It's a part of my whole life, about giving back and I think it's really important that I continue to do this while I'm on tour."

Additional details and speakers for the spring run are expected to be announced in the coming weeks, but last year’s special guests included Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, music manager Phil McIntyre, Bea Miller and more.

Get more information on Lovato’s Tampa tour stop with DJ Khaled and Kehlani via Contact CAST here, and reach out to someone near you by clicking here.

Demi Lovato w/DJ Khaled/Kehlani
Sat. March 31, 7:30 p.m. $29.95-$149.95
Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Dr., Tampa.

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