Project Semicolon – stylized as Project ; – is an American mental health nonprofit organization that primarily functions as an anti-suicide initiative. Founded in 2013, the movement is aimed to “presenting hope and love to those who are struggling with depression, suicide, addiction, and self-injury”. They have been known for encouraging people to tattoo the punctuation mark semicolon (;) onto their bodies as a form of solidarity between people dealing with mental illness or death of someone from suicide.
I am one of these people. I am affected by a mental illness (well actually two) and I feel that somehow I need to raise awareness to help removing the awful stigmas. Maybe one day I can do a lot more…I hope.
Today I got my tattoo and I am very proud to wear a semicolon on my skin.