Kill Silence. Save Lives.

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

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Are you or a loved one depressed or anxious? Are you or a loved one entertaining thoughts of suicide?

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Our documentary will educate and de-stigmatize issues around mental illness.

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Did You Know…?

million people currently suffer from mental health conditions

There is one suicide death every



of those who die by suicide have an underlying mental illness.

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Our documentary has been years in the making. Our intention is to provide accessible education and awareness, so that each and every viewer may walk away with the vital life saving tools necessary to save lives and better understand mental health. While we are out to create lasting world wide change, we also know that even just one life saved will make it all worth it.

Our Articles


Stigma & Health during COVID-19

People in the U.S. may be worried or anxious about friends and relatives who are living in or visiting areas where COVID-19 is spreading. People are worried about the disease and have a lot of questions. Fear and anxiety can lead to social stigma,...

How is Body Dysmorphic Disorder related to Mental Health?

We live in a world covered in filters. Filters of the perfect high cheek bones and the flawless complexion. We also live in a world where “body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) affects 1.7% to 2.4% of the general population- about 1 in 50 people [1].”...

When Seasons Change, Emotions Change

Going into March, the start of springtime, we at Breaking Taboo would love to talk about how the changing seasons can affect our mental health. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is characterized as bouts of depression that occur when the season...

How Does Mental Health Affect the Heart? Heart Health and Mental Health

February is American Heart Month, it is a time to raise awareness about heart health and urge those around you to prevent heart disease [1]. Here at Breaking Taboo, we would like to take a moment and discuss the connection between mental health and...

Tips for Being Single And Happy on Valentines Day! Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue….

Toward the end of the winter holidays, I remember running to my local grocery story to grab some last moment holiday baking items and I remember being surprised to see pink and red holiday candy and décor already out. February was still two months...

New Year, New You? Let’s Break the taboo …

Not only is 2020 the start of a new decade but it’s also the start of a lot of new promises. But how long will those promise to be kept? How long before you go back to taking the elevator instead of the stairs? How long before you chose that sugary...

How to Meditate Mindfully and its Impact on Mental Health

“To meditate is to live simply and honestly in the world as it is,” Jonathan C. Smith. With increased awareness about the importance of meditation and mindfulness there have been multiple online applications that have been launched. The following...

A Step Up in Mental Health Education

For too long mow, mental health in this nation has gone overlooked—by the government, by the media, and by schools. And for the longest time, I have posed the question: what will it take for the leaders of this country to step up and deliver to...

The Time for Mental Health Education in Schools is Now

Mental health. What does it mean to a twelve-year-old? It may very well mean nothing if he or she has never even heard of the topic. I know I hadn’t when I was that age. In fact, I wasn’t even aware mental illness truly existed, that there were...

What Is Breaking Taboo

Breaking Taboo is a nonprofit organization that aims to break the stereotype, or taboo, surrounding Mental Health and Suicide. Our intention is to educate, share, and encourage open conversations about this topic. We believe that in order to solve...

Why I’m Involved: An Interview with Crystal Lancaster

I am volunteering at Breaking Taboo because I am extremely passionate about the cause of mental health and working towards ending the suicide epidemic currently facing this country. I myself live with Bipolar 1 Disorder. I had my first mental...

How to Juggle Mental Health With Life: An Interview With Danni Blackman

I was born and raised in Orange County, still currently live in Tustin. Aside from taking care of my mental health at an outpatient facility, I work with my family as an administrative assistant at their law firm and I go to school for Gender...

Dr. Denise Nguyen Interview: Advice and Experience from a Marriage and Family Therapist

Meet Denise Nguyen.  I was born and raised in Southern California all of my life. I’m a 2nd generation Vietnamese American. My undergrad was through UCI and then received my Masters and Doctorate through Argosy University in Counseling Psychology...

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...
News & Events


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...

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...

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.


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.

We are a nonprofit and we rely on people like you to help us create this major change. Please help us by volunteering or making a donation.

100% of your donation is tax deductable.

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