Amy Bleuel founded Project Semicolon in 2013. The non-profit was founded to bring hope to those suffering from mental illness and/or addiction. Those struggling with depression, self-harm, addictions, suicidal thoughts and/or attempts found comfort in the project as it brought them hope.
“In literature, an author uses a semicolon to not end a sentence but to continue on. We see it as you are the author and your life is the sentence. You’re choosing to keep going.” -Amy Bleuel
Mental health activist, Amy Bleuel, developed the movement with a specific view. Project Semicolon aims to encourage, love and inspire people who are struggling with mental health issues.
Project Semicolon provides comfort with giving a symbol to each and every story that could have ended, but it also encourages seeking the proper treatment and medication.
If you are struggling, no matter what it may be, take care of yourself; please reach out.
Text the Crisis Text Line at 741-741
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255
To support the movement I have created a Project Semicolon Planner Sheet Printable that includes a mood tracker with a self-care area, allowing you to not only track your mental health but also remind you to take care of yourself. The design elements in this printable goes back to the blue used by the project and a red iris flower which represents hope. Enjoy 🙂
https://themighty.com/2015/07/the-semicolon-project-suicide-prevention-tattoos-spread-punctuation/ via @TheMightySite