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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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million people currently suffer from mental health conditions.

seconds that’s all it takes until someone else commits suicide.

%

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

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How to Cope with Anxiety During Covid-19

We are all living in a critical time right now. Whether we are one of the hundreds of thousands affected with COVID-19, a loved one of someone affected, a health professional at the front lines, or like the majority, at home or working an essential...

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 to Mentally Handle “The New Normal”

It is no surprise that the virus has taken over the world by now, and every one of us is feeling anxious about the uncertainty it has caused in our lives. One of the many changes it has brought in our lives is the way we work. We are all grieving...

What It’s Like To Be a Senior High Schooler during Quarantine

COVID-19 has changed the world and the way we live in it. During this time of loss, change, and uncertainty of the future, everyone is experiencing a multitude of different mental health challenges, struggles, and responses. The experience of high...

Racism is a Psychological Bias

As an organization that is actively Breaking Taboo around psychological health, we found it difficult to ignore the issue of racism, as racism itself is a psychological bias. In light of the recent racist attacks that have been occurring due to the...

It’s National Women’s Health Week!

National Women’s Health Week (NWHW) is a weeklong health observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH) [1]. The week May 10-16, 2020 serves as a reminder for women and girls, especially during...

Coping With Change

We’re in some unusual times, with the coronavirus count growing, causing many of us to change our usual way of life. Our day to day routines have to be altered, as social distancing and self-quarantining have become a part of life for many of us to...

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].”...

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How to Mentally Handle “The New Normal”

It is no surprise that the virus has taken over the world by now, and every one of us is feeling anxious about the uncertainty it has caused in our lives. One of the many changes it has brought in our lives is the way we work. We are all grieving...

What It’s Like To Be a Senior High Schooler during Quarantine

COVID-19 has changed the world and the way we live in it. During this time of loss, change, and uncertainty of the future, everyone is experiencing a multitude of different mental health challenges, struggles, and responses. The experience of high...

Racism is a Psychological Bias

As an organization that is actively Breaking Taboo around psychological health, we found it difficult to ignore the issue of racism, as racism itself is a psychological bias. In light of the recent racist attacks that have been occurring due to the...

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...

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...

Our Documentary

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.

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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.

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