The Semicolon Movement: Your Story Continues
The semicolon is a punctuation mark that indicates there is more that is yet to unfold. Why are photos of people with semicolon tattoos popping up on social media? It is part of a movement to inspire individuals struggling with depression, suicidal thoughts or loss, addiction and self-injury to let the rest of their story unfold. Project Semicolon was started as a faith-based movement by Amy Bleuel in 2013. Bleuel’s father died by suicide, and she has struggled with depression and past suicide attempts. As the movement grew, instead of just drawing a semicolon on their wrist, people began getting the ink to permanently show their support. It is a great reminder that we can write our own story.
Recovery is possible, and help is available. At Brookhaven Hospital, we have a faith-based treatment option in our Renewal program. If you or someone you love is dealing with depression or the disease of addiction, call us today, 888-298-HOPE (4673).