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Our intention is to educateshare and encourage open conversations about Mental Health and Suicide.

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The Psychology of Addiction

Addiction is described as a condition in which a person engages in the use of a substance or in a behavior for which the rewarding effects provide a compelling incentive to repeatedly pursue the behavior despite detrimental consequences. An...

Guidelines for Self Love <3

Valentines day is a day OF love. “LOVE” is a phenomenon that has been the subject of controversy since the beginning of civilization, from poets to artists to psychologists, scientists, and religions. But today, we are going to talk about a...

How To Survive The Holidays

Ahh the holidays! Makes us think of hot cocoa, sweet music, presents, snow, and STRESS! Cooking and slaving. Lights and expectations. Family and tension. It’s no wonder that therapists and holistic healers experience a spike in the amount of...

How To Talk To Someone Struggling With Depression

There are many symptoms of depression, including loss of energy, loss of appetite, negative thoughts of death or self-harm, lack of motivation in school and at work, weight loss or gain, difficulty sleeping, feelings of worthlessness, negative...

The Importance of Mental Health In Public Schools

It was a bright and wonderful day on July 1, 2018 when New York state decided to include mental health as a part of health education in curriculum. Considering the worsening statistics around mental health and rates of suicides amongst our young...

Everything Can Be Addictive: Part 1

Blog Title: “Addicted” Means Everything After the death of my older brother who died from overdose to guaifenesin, also known as Mucinex, I was shocked and appalled to see how many people were uneducated as to what an addiction is, including the...

Al-Anon: What Is It & Is It Right For You?

“We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changes attitudes can in aid recovery” -Al-Anon Al-Anon was co-founded in 1951 by Anne B and Lois W. The Al-Anon family groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share...

Pill Shaming: Lets Talk About It

There are millions of people who suffer from mental health disorders all across the world. A lot of people need to take medication on a daily basis to stay afloat. Suffering from a mental illness is difficult enough, so why is there shame that...

Play as Therapy? Amazing Non-Traditional Therapy Options

Have you ever heard of sandplay therapy? What about aquatic therapy? Do you know that play is a certified form of therapy? Often times when people think of therapy options for mental health, the first thing that comes to mind is talk-therapy. While...

Mental Health & Homelessness are Correlational

The Positive Feedback Loop. Do you know that people experiencing homelessness are more susceptible to poorer mental health conditions than the general population? The difficulties faced by them and the environmental conditions they live in can...

Caitlin Cawley Interview: Staying Strong Against Co-Morbid Mental Illnesses

We had the great pleasure of speaking with Caitlin Cawley. She is someone who shows resilience and fight against many things affecting her mental health. She continues to how one can overcome co-morbid mental illnesses, such as OCD, anorexia...

Surviving Trauma, An Interview with Katie Han

Meet Katie Han, a strong woman who is overcoming her incredible traumas every day. She suffered through childhood abuse and sexual harassment which led to her mood disorders. She shares her insights of how she has learned to love herself, heal, and...

Amy Chase’s Story of Surviving Abuse and Depression

We enjoyed being able to talk with Amy Chase. She shares her story of emotional and physical abuse, and depression. She has been through a lot since childhood, and is living proof that you can find yourself and heal from your traumas (even at 34...

Insights on Anorexia Nervosa & Anxiety by Sierralyn Cadima

We had the pleasure of talking with Sierralyn Cadima, who struggles with generalized anxiety disorder and Anorexia Nervosa. Here, she talks about the steps she has taken to overcome both and her outlook on mental health. Early 2014 when I started...

How Carla-Rose Overcomes Her Depression & Anxiety

Meet Carla-Rose Smith, a prime example of someone who has been at their lowest of lows and was still able to crawl out of the misery and gain happiness within herself again. Here, she shares her insights about her personal struggle with anxiety and...

TV’s Dr. Judy Ho on Modern Mental Health

We had the pleasure of chatting with clinical and forensic psychologist Dr. Judy Ho, Ph.D about her career and her thoughts on modern mental health. Dr. Judy is the co-Host of Face the Truth on CBS and Tenured Associate Professor at Pepperdine...
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Fundraising Campaign Underway

Breaking Taboo has launched its first fundraising campaign, initiated by our team members engaged in peer-to-peer fundraising. Our team shared their fundraising pages, created through the platform Flipcause, with family, friends, and their social...

Nationwide Artist Search a Success

Our nationwide artist search has come to a close and we are so grateful for all of the artists who participated. The search was created to find artists for the art gallery in our Red Carpet Gala Event. The artists were asked to create pieces around...

The Power of Film

Suicide prevention is a global epidemic so it is necessary that our message extends to all corners of the world. We are utilizing the power of media to spread our mission of breaking the taboo around mental health and suicide in order to save...

Get Ready for Our Red Carpet Gala

Preparations are well underway for Breaking Taboo’s inaugural Red Carpet Gala! This exciting event will launch-kick the organization into high gear involving our efforts to raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention. The Gala is set...

Mariam’s Poetry

Meet Mariam. She is a volunteer at Breaking Taboo. She is an artist, a writer, and a mental health advocate. At Breaking Taboo, we encourage conversation and creative expression. Here, Mariam can share her true story of pain, survival, and...

How To Prevent Suicide

Breaking Taboo Presents: How To Prevent Suicide. A life saving video as a part of our continuous educational mission for suicide prevention and mental health awareness. Watch this if you or someone you know is contemplating suicide! 

"We're Not Crazy, Just a Little Broken"

A very brief look inside depression. In Lauren’s words.

"If We Can Save One Life, It's Worth It."

Speaking out about the importance of speaking out. In Andrew’s words.

Suicide Hotline Trainer Opens Up - About Suicide Prevention

Lizette who works in Suicide Prevention talks about loosing her brother, getting inspired, volunteering, training, and doing something about it. She shares some life saving tips on what to do about suicide and how to talk to someone who is suicidal.

Suicide Insights from an ER Doctor & Neuro-Psychologist

Dr. David Dubin gives insights working with suicide victims based on his experience in the Emergency Room.

 

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Did You Know…?

million people currently suffer from mental health conditions.
There is one suicide death every

seconds.

%

of those who die by suicide have an underlying mental illness.
There are not enough conversations about mental health and suicide.
They are taboo topics.
Our mission is to Kill Silence and Save Lives by Breaking the Taboo.
Breaking Taboo is dedicated to mental health awareness and suicide prevention education. Our message is that mental health is just as important as physical health – and should be treated that way.

We strive for a world where help is accessible for everyone who wants it, and there is no shame in it. Without victimizing nor stigmatizing, we encourage real discussions. Our hope is that one day, conversations and education around mental health will be just as open as those given towards physical health. Afterall, what is one without the other?

It all starts with a healthy mind… we concentrate on the ‘health’ in ‘mental health’.
But we can’t do it alone. We need your help.

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