Project Semicolon Gets an Amazing Response From the Internet- See Why it is Going Viral

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A semicolon is a punctuation mark used by authors in a sentence that could have ended with a period but progressed into another idea instead.

This is why people suffering from depression, addiction, self-injury, or suicidal thoughts chose to use the symbol as a metaphor for the moment when a person contemplates on the possibility of suicide but still managed to convince himself to brave through what life gives him—just like ending a chapter, yet the story continues into another one.

Project Semicolon, founded by Amy Bleuel,  commenced to convince people to mark a “;” on their body to support and acknowledge the existence of serious mental health issues. As its reach across the globe widens, many have inked the semicolon mark permanently in their bodies.

Making a stand: One woman opted to have a semicolon placed on her foot

One woman opted to tattoo a semicolon on her foot.

Growing trend: The Semicolon Project hopes that persuading people to have a semi-colon tattoo, whether it be permanent or temporary, will help break down the stigma associated with mental illness

The Semicolon Project persuades people to mark their body with semi-colon tattoo, either permanently or temporarily, to break down the barriers that were barricaded against mental illness.

 Making a statement: 'A semicolon as a promise to never end my own sentence,' Twitter user @mckailie wrote

“A semicolon as a promise to never end my own sentence,” Twitter user @mckailie tweeted.

Making a splash: The simple punctuation mark, which is used to divide sentence clauses, has been adopted by mental health campaigners to raise awareness over depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicide

Now the punctuation mark is not only used to separate independent clauses, but it also has been adopted by campaigners to raise awareness and help fight over depression, anxiety, self-harm, and suicide.

Hope lives on: 'The heart to remind me that I am loved by God & the semicolon to remind me that this may be hard but to keep going,' a Twitter user wrote alongside an image of her wrist 

“The heart to remind me that I am loved by God, and the semicolon to remind me that this may be hard but to keep going,” a Twitter user captioned on the image of her wrist.

 

 

All smiles: This lady from Iowa shows off her semicolon tattoo in a Twitter photo

A lady from Iowa tweeted her semicolon tattoo.

New addition: Some supporters of the Semicolon Project already had tattoos on their body

Supporters of the Semicolon Project have already had tattoos on parts of their body.

Temporary fix: One lady decided to use a marker pen to draw a semicolon on her nail 

One lady even used a marker pen to draw a semicolon on her nail.

Battling the blues: A mental health advocate from London opted for coloured ink 

A mental health advocate from London preferred colored ink.

Growing fanbase: To date, Project Semicolon has more than 22,000 likes on Facebook, with new pictures cropping up daily

To this day, Project Semicolon has more than 22,000 likes on Facebook, gaining more supporters every day.

 

 

Popular spot: Most people appear to be getting the punctuation mark inked on their wrists

Most people have put the semicolon on their wrists.

 

 

 

 

  
 

 

 

 

 

 

The group describes itself as a “faith-based movement,” however founder Amy Bleuel says it’s inclusive of people of all faiths and identities, but they “just wanted to be open about their own beliefs.”

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To know more about the Project Semicolon and how it first started, check this article out.

Project Semicolon Helps People Suffering from Depression

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