Singer and actress Demi Lovato says she has struggled with addiction, an eating disorder, and mental health issues since childhood. Now six years sober, the entertainer partnered with Mike Bayer, Founder and CEO of at CAST Centers, a dual diagnosis and treatment center after she completed a year of sober living there.

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Together the pair has created CASTonTOUR, combining concert performances and pop culture with motivational speakers to highlight awareness of mental health and addiction issues.

Dr. Phil, a guest speaker at a recent CASTonTOUR event at the Hollywood Forum, tells the audience, “For someone that is as high profile as Demi, a worldwide icon, to step up and say, ‘Yeah, I have some issues and problems that I've had to fight and deal with. I'm not ashamed of it, I'm going to use my life in that way.’ I'm telling you, that is a game-changer and that is huge.”

“For me, everything starts with authenticity,” he continues. “I’m going to ask you some questions that I want you to take home with you and ask yourself.”

“Are you doing what you are doing today because it's what you want to do? Or are you doing what you're doing today because it's what you were doing yesterday? We all have a personal truth - what we believe when nobody is looking and nobody is listening. Now, why is that important? Because we generate the results in life we believe we deserve.”

What does Dr. Phil tell the audience that he says caused him to become an “agent for change” in his own life?

Watch the video above, then tune in to Tuesday’s episode to see the backstage interview with Demi Lovato and Mike Bayer – the man she credits with saving her life.

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