Community stories

Welcome to our community! Here you will find personal stories, articles, poems and other creative pieces by writers from all around the world.

Immerse yourself in these wonderful accounts of life and mental health, told from the point of view of caretakers, people who are going through it, people who are healing, and people just like you and me.

Because we all have a story, and we all have our own personal struggles and journeys. And we want you to know that it’s okay to.

Explaining Therapy to Your Immigrant Parents

Explaining Therapy to Your Immigrant Parents

Talk about Breaking Taboo, right? Perhaps it’s the case that most parents don’t quite understand therapy and all that it has to offer, but immigrant parents are particularly averse to the concept of talk therapy. Maybe it’s tradition, maybe it’s misconceptions, or...

Happiness On Horseback, Simply Slowing Down

Happiness On Horseback, Simply Slowing Down

Whoa Nelly... slow down… Imagine yourself living on a horse ranch without any reception or internet. You’re surrounded by nothing but the sound of trees rustling, birds chirping, and maybe the distant moo of cattle or neigh of a horse. There are no TVs. There is no...

Stepping up when it counts

Stepping up when it counts

This is part 3 of a series titled "Outside Looking In" Read part 1 here Read part 2 here Every family has its routines. Someone washes the dishes. Someone takes out the trash. Someone cooks. You get the idea. But what happens when a family member has a mental health...

Mariam’s Poetry

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 wisdom, as well...

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