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

seconds.

%

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

Our Articles

Interviews

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...

When a Bad Day Gets a Little Longer

I am a high school student, and I am fully versed in the world of mental illness and suicide. So many of my classmates have experienced mental health related problems, talk about them, and have shared their insights with me. The quotes used below...

Cultural Perspectives on Mental Health Taboo

In September 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) [1] included Mental health in the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The importance of mental health became recognized on a worldwide level. Our world leaders have recognized the importance of...

My Friend Is Suicidal, Now What?

I am not a doctor, nor a therapist or counselor. I volunteer with Breaking Taboo for suicide prevention and mental health awareness. This is just what I’ve learned from my own personal experience in the trenches, doing twenty years of group...

How Sleep Deprivation Can Increase Your Anxiety

Anxiety is a pervasive problem that can be difficult to diagnose and treat. People try everything from pharmaceutical remedies to therapy, natural remedies, supplements, meditation, and more. Some find relief from their anxiety, but others continue...

Pill Shaming: What exactly is it?

Modern medicine has come a long way in the management of things like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Mental health is no exception, and a variety of effective treatment options exist today for just about any given condition. Finding a drug...

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...

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

Expressions

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.

 

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There are not enough conversations about mental health and suicide.
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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’.
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