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 focus on the root cause. In order to save lives, we must kill the silence. In order to kill the silence we must break the taboo.
A taboo is defined as a social or religious custom prohibiting or forbidding discussion of a particular practice or forbidding association with a particular person, place, or thing.
We actively promote awareness of mental health and suicide prevention. Our mission is to educate and provide practical tools everyone can use including survival, step by step application, help, information, and resources. Tools that can save lives in times of crisis. Tools that people can take away with them to gain better mental health every day. Tools that inspire others to live a life without shame and frustration.
Someone in this country dies by suicide every 12 minutes. In fact, more people die from suicide than from conflict, wars and natural disasters combined. Mental health issues are often seen as things that can be easily fixed, or issues that people do not consider to be problems. That is simply not the truth.
Why not view mental health in the same way as physical health? Improving ourselves physically and getting help for our body is encouraged and promoted, whereas mental health issues are often shut down and shunned. Mental health is just as important as physical health.
The taboo against mental health promotes shame, guilt, and secrecy. The taboo prevents people from speaking out, sharing, and getting help. That is why we are here to break that taboo. We are here to change, to bring that knowledge to the general public, to shift society’s thinking, to promote positive change that may significantly improve and save the lives of yourself and of others.
Doing this work isn’t easy! We need your help to Break the Taboo and save lives! Please donate to our cause!
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