Last night it was brought to my attention that Amy Bleuel died by suicide on March 23rd 2017.
This is particularly sad because for those of you that don’t know, she founded Project Semicolon in 2013.
In her own words here’s how she described it:

“Through the semicolon symbol many related to the struggle of depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide and their will to continue on. The title, ‘Project Semicolon,’ also represented a goal — to believe that this is not the end but a new beginning.

As the days passed and the project was developed further, it became clear that this symbol was not just about one person. We heard from people longing to continue their story and live a life that would inspire others to continue on as well.”

Despite not having found the courage to get my own semicolon tattoo it is a thought that has crossed my mind on numerous occasions and a mantra that I have lived by, ever since I first stumbled across the Project.

To find out more about Project Semicolon click on the semicolon below:

Images courtesy of:
rockonline.ca/news/project-semi-colon/
ravishly.com/2017/03/30/another-gone-too-soon-project-semicolon-founder-amy-bleuel-dies-31
tattoo.com/blog/meaning-behind-semicolon-tattoos?nopaging=1
uk.pinterest.com/explore/semicolon-tattoo/
hative.com/cute-semicolon-tattoo-design-ideas/
upworthy.com/have-you-seen-anyone-with-a-semicolon-tattoo-heres-what-its-aboutuk.pinterest.com/pin/392798398727861808/
theodysseyonline.com/project-semicolon-suicide-awareness