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Our documentary is our most impactful project. Our film will be accessible to people across the globe. Our goal is that those who watch and our film will come away enhanced with a new understanding of mental health. They will gain practical, useful knowledge that will help them take immediate, actionable steps to handle mental health for themselves and for others. They will be given the vital tools to be able to save the lives of those who would otherwise be shamed into silence, and even perhaps for their own lives. 

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Articles

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 changes it has brought in our lives is the way we work. We are all grieving the loss of...

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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. In light of the recent racist attacks that have been occurring due to the COVID-19 epidemic,...

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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 (SAD) is characterized as bouts of depression that occur when the season changes, typically...

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New Year, New You? Let’s Break the taboo …

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 beverage over the...

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Interviews

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 depression, and...

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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 University. She has a...

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Navigating the Healthcare System

Navigating the Healthcare System

As a caregiver for a loved one with a mental health diagnosis, few roles are as important as helping figure out the morass of the healthcare system that tries to care for mental health patients. For the person in the throes of a mental health episode, there’s no way...

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Helping Children

Helping Children

This is Part 4 of a series titled "Outside Looking In" Read Part 1 Read Part 2 Read Part 3 Every couple dealing with a mental health diagnosis has to wrestle with the question of children. Can the parent with the mental health diagnosis contribute to parenting? Can...

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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...

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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...

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Caregivers must arm themselves with knowledge

Caregivers must arm themselves with knowledge

This is part two of a series titled “Outside Looking In“. Read Part One here. One of the biggest challenges in dealing with a family member who has a mental health diagnosis is that no one has all the answers. No one. Unlike a broken leg, which can be fixed by...

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1: “I Can’t Put Myself In Her Place”

1: “I Can’t Put Myself In Her Place”

In 1988, my wife, Becky, was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Since 1994, when we got married, I’ve been her primary caregiver. Like many with Bipolar Disorder, she leads an ordinary life. She works. She’s given birth to, and helped raise, two children. She’s buried...

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