The Breaking Silences Project

The Breaking Silences Project is a multifaceted artistic endeavor that aims to educate and engage communities in open conversation about issues of mental health in Asian American women.  Driven by statistics that show that Asian American young women are committing suicide at an alarming rate, the project hopes to provide a forum to share information, fight stigma, and ultimately to save lives. 

“Breaking Silences” is a play about Asian American Women speaking out on mental illness and healing. It is a heartbreaking, funny and tender performance piece on the loss of young adulthood and the cultural stigma of depression and suicide.  Some of the pieces in the play are adapted from the interviews for the book, although the script also contains work written exclusively for it.