What is Breaking Taboo?

Our intention is to educate, share and encourage open conversations about Mental Health and Suicide.

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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.

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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.

Kill Silence. Save Lives.

How to Mentally Handle “The New Normal”

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...

Racism is a Psychological Bias

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....

When Seasons Change, Emotions Change

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...

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...

Expressions

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...

Interviews

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...