Pop punk Pink considers therapy a waste of time - preferring instead to write songs about her troubles.
The So What hitmaker checked into an Arizona health centre in the summer (08) because she feared she was becoming addicted to alcohol.
But the singer, who split from husband Carey Hart earlier this year (08), finds it impossible to open up to professionals - insisting writing lyrics is the best way to overcome her emotional woes.
She says , "I either say nothing or tell jokes. There was this one therapist who told me, 'I really like you and think you're really funny, but when are you going to start telling the truth?'
"I just said, 'Fine. I'm going to write a song and then I'm gonna kill myself'.
"For me, therapy doesn't really work, but I like putting myself in the most uncomfortable situations. If you call it, you take the sting out of it.
"That Family Portrait song (from her album Missundaztood) hurt the whole family, but it swept everything up and we were better for it."