The Author is You

I’m in a good place right now.

I had a lot of support and encouragement when I was at my worst.

But, I will never forget the pain of PPD and Bipolar, the confusion brought on by suicidal ideation, the release you feel when you make a plan, the sadness and loneliness of depression, or the flying colours of mania.

I still deal with my mental illness on a regular basis.

But my good days and bad days aren’t as pronounced as they once were and I am now emotionally able to handle most stressors and anxieties.

Something I wasn’t able to do before.

I decided that my life was worth living, I was worth the fight, and I wanted to ninja kick the shit out of the mental illness that was running my life.

And I did.

The Semicolon Project 416 was created for those who are struggling with self harm, depression, or suicidal ideation and it represents all our stories.

Stories that the person could have chosen to end but didn’t.

“A semicolon represents a sentence the author could’ve ended, but chose not to. The author is you and the sentence is your life”

On April 16, 2014 join as we come together to show those suffering that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Write a post, draw a semicolon on your wrist, and reach out.

semicolon project

You don’t have to be a blogger or a writer to participate, anyone can. Just draw a semicolon on your wrist, reach out to a friend, talk about mental illness, and break the stigma.

semicolon project 416

 

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