Friday, September 14, 2018

The Semicolon

Do you know the significance of the semicolon?

Project Semicolon explains that "a semicolon is used when an author could've chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to. The author is you and the sentence is your life."

Many people around the world have chosen to tattoo a semicolon onto themselves as a sign of solidarity with those who have dealt with suicidal thoughts and feelings, who have attempted suicide, or who may have lost a loved one to suicide.

I know too many people who have attempted suicide. I knew too many who are now gone to suicide. I want to eventually get a semicolon tattoo, too.

I've made my own attempts, and I'm still here... I was unsuccessful, and for that, I am eternally grateful. Despite every nasty thing that has happened, I am still glad to be alive, glad to be where I am today. I'll proudly wear my semicolon when I get it, because depression needs to be talked about more. Mental illness needs to be destigmatized.

Check out Project Semicolon (linked above) and see for yourself.

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