Project Semicolon (;)

Semicolon tattoo

A semicolon is used when an author could’ve chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to. The author is you, and the sentence is your life.

Project ; was started in 2013. It focuses on mental health & suicide prevention. I came to know about this via facebook. I started reading about mental health, depression, suicide & all. What I found fascinating is the tiny ; meant so much for the survivors. Tattoos were made to start the conversation on mental health and suicide, therapy and put an end to the taboos that are related to it. I came to know about the importance of creating awareness and help people talk any way they could or at least be there for them. So I decided to get a ; tattoo one day and help any way possible.
Now I am going to tell something which only few people know about me. I have been talking online with strangers who has been depressed or suicidal or have any mental illness. I never ask them about their identity and personal details. I try to comfort or help them. I have been doing it on instagram for a year or so. Yes, talking to someone is important but most of the times you don’t know how to. Sometimes it’s easier to talk to a stranger. Professional help is necessary but everyone doesn’t have access to or couldn’t afford it or scared so it feels better talking to a stranger. It is a temporary solution most of the times but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to feel better if you could for a day. You never know maybe it could help in the long run.
Coming back to the tattoo, I finally did it!
; with birds (which is a sign of freedom). I am so happy that I got it. I feel better when people ask me about the tattoo and I explain the meaning.
Awareness is important!
Doing something is necessary even if it’s in small quantity. If you are someone or know someone who is going through something, feel free to ping me 🙂 You can be anonymous. It will all be kept confidential.
I understand the feeling of being all alone. I’ll be listening if you need to reach out.

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