Lady Gaga revealed in an interview with Oprah that she has struggled with depression, self-harm, and suicide in the past, and that Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) helped her through some of her darkest moments.
In this interview, she references the TIPP skills that are taught in DBT. TIPP stands for Temperature, Intense Exercise, Paced Breathing, and Progressive Muscle Relaxation, which are interventions to help stop panic attacks, anxiety, self-harm urges, and overcome overwhelming emotions. The article notes that Pete Davidson has also talked about TIPP skills which have also helped him get through difficult moments.
At the Youth and Family Institute in Los Angeles, we offer training on all the DBT skills. TIPP and the other DBT crisis survival skills help us get through life’s most intense and painful moments without engaging in impulsive or harmful actions that might make things worse.
“Lady Gaga Shares the One Skill That Gets Her Through Suicidal Moments” – Published for The Mighty by Juliette V. on June 5, 2023. Read article.