It's been a big week for Demi Lovato.
The singer recently announced that she, along with BFF Nick Jonas and manager Phil McIntyre, are launching their very own label called Safehouse Records, and, on Thursday, she revealed that she's a spokesperson of the new Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health campaign.
"I've been very open about my story just because I know the more honest and open I am, the more people I will be able to reach," Demi said on the "Today Show." "Mental illness is in general, are...not talked about as much as they should, I would love for people to become more educated."
Demi, who in 2010 spent time in rehab for "emotional and physical issues" and was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder, hopes to help people dealing with the same issues.
"I wish that more people could understand that it's not a choice to have an addiction and with bipolar disorder it's a chemical imbalance and it's something that you have to figure out your own treatment with your own team," she said. "And in order to do that it takes time and finally I'm in a great place where I can say that recovery is possible."
Demi recently celebrated three years sober, but that doesn't mean that there aren't days when she still struggles.
"On the days that are harder, there's this saying called 'Play the record forward.' If I ever want to pick up a drink or use, I have to play it out, 'OK what would happen if I did that?'" she said. "It might start off small, but in six weeks, where am I gonna lead? And my fans have really held me accountable and it's been really incredible to have them as inspirations to stay strong and stay sober as well."
And fans will be happy to know that Demi is hard at work on her fifth album, which she promises will show a whole new side of the "Skyscraper" singer.
"I am in the studio right now and I'm very, very excited. I'm going to release new music soon, I wish I could say when, but I can't yet," she said. "I think it will be next level. This is the album where I'm really going to be able to show people what I can do."