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We provide original articles about the most current, most pressing, and sometimes controversial subjects relating to suicide & mental health. Our goal is to provide insight, thoughtfulness, information and knowledge.

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 schools a curriculum...

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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 a problem, we must...

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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 are from just a few...

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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 mental health...

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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 self-help. There are three...

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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 to struggle, no...

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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 that works is only half...

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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 addiction can involve the...

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