Phoebe Bridgers thinks TikTok has helped “destigmatize therapy and mental health”.

The 26-year-old singer has hit back at the common belief that social media has been harmful to the mental health of many people, as she believes sites like TikTok actually create a healthy environment for people to talk about their mental health without stigma or judgement.

She said: “There’s way more good about TikTok than bad. Within the context of the world that we are in, TikTok is great … But, for the most part, I think it’s a good thing that therapy and mental health is destigmatized.”

Phoebe Bridgers. Picture: Instagram

However, Phoebe – who is dating ‘Normal People’ star Paul Mescal – is still cautious not to overshare on social media because she’s “terrified” about reading her own Twitter posts in the future.

She added: “I am terrified of myself reading my tweets from now, in five years’ time. I don’t want to be embarrassed and like, ‘Ugh you were 26 and tweeting about UTIs – what were you doing?’ ”

The ‘Kyoto’ singer also spoke about the importance of self-care.

She explained to the latest issue of Porter magazine: “Taking a second for your life is important and was discouraged by the generation before us. Like taking a moment and making your apartment smell nice, or whatever. It’s not a means to an end, it is the end.

“To me, I feel like the biggest piece of self-care advice is clean your house like your crush is coming over. Pick the trash you’ve been ignoring up off the table.”

Phoebe Bridgers. Picture: Instagram

Meanwhile, Phoebe recently said she doesn’t “believe” in straight people.

She said: “I don’t know — I actually don’t believe that anyone is, like, entirely straight. I just don’t believe in straight people! It’s like, how? It’s 2021!”