Olivia Rodrigo has opened up about the power of therapy.
The actress and pop star has seen a speed rise to fame, and with it, came mental health challenges that she wanted to address.
Speaking to Vogue Singapore, Olivia explained that effects fame has had on her mental health.
“I’m taking it one step at a time. It can be really tough on your mental health, though,” she said.
“I’m grateful for the people who like me for me, and keep me separated from all the noise and tabloids or what people are saying about me on social media. That’s always been a top priority.”
More recently, speaking on Sunday Morning with Tracy Smith, Olivia expressed how therapy was an important step for her.
“I hadn’t really started going till I was like, 16,” she said.
“That was a really big, life-changing moment. I’ve learned so much about myself.”
The singer may be a hitmaker who’s super popular all over the world but she’s keen to point out that mental health support is for everyone.
Just because someone has a ‘good’ life doesn’t mean that they’re not struggling behind the scenes, or that therapy can’t be a welcome addition to their life.
“Sometimes people are like, ‘Oh, you don’t need that. You have so much. Your life is so great. What are your problems?'” Olivia said.
“I think that’s definitely a thing that sometimes older people can do to younger people, too — kind of trivialize what they’re going through just because, you know, ‘Ah, they’re fine, they’re just kids. They’ll get through it.’ But it feels so real when you’re in it. It’s so valid.”
We love this! Olivia makes an important point about how therapy is for everyone, and misconceptions really don’t help.