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Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/books/entry_id/852064-The-Semi-colon-Project
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Writing about what I have been reading and encountering in the media.
#852064 added June 20, 2015 at 12:05pm
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The Semi-colon Project
I received a link on my facebook by a young woman who suffers with depression talking about coping with the stigma. It is beautifully written. It is authentic. I hope it eventually reaches every Facebook page.
The Semi-colon project in a great idea: “a semi-colon is a place in a sentence where you could have used a period and stopped, but you paused and decided to go on.” The author got a semi-colon on her wrist to remind herself to go on when having suicidal thoughts. She also sees it as a way to trigger conversation about mental health that fight the stigma.
The story was placed by a relative who experienced severe mental illness in her family and received wonderful support from NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness), a national support group made up of people who suffer from mental illness and those who care about them. She has been a strong advocate over time, and talks openly against stigma. I am grateful to her and to the young author of the “semi-colon project,” and to NAMI for their efforts. I am thinking about the tattoo; will I do that?
Links: http://www.thesemicolonproject.com/
http://www.nami.org/About-NAMI
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
Please join in by learning more, and supporting your friends and relatives who struggle with symptoms of mental illness.

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