In honor of National Suicide Prevention week (September 7 - 13, 2015), I would like to draw attention to an amazing organization called Project Semicolon. This organization was founded in the spring of 2013, by Amy Bleuel and plays a critical role of helping individuals with mental health problems. Project Semicolon has been set up as a global, faith-based, non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and love to those who are struggling with depression, suicide, addiction, and self-injury. It's purpose for existing is to encourage, love and inspire.
Ms. Bleuel wanted to honor her father, (who died due to suicide) and be an inspiration to many others who suffer with some form of mental illness.
Even the symbol that Ms. Bleuel chose is inspiring to all who learn what it means; the semicolon is a symbol to show that the goal of Project Semicolon is to show others that, "this is not the end, it is the beginning". This organization hopes to inspire all those that are struggling.
The vision of Project Semicolon is that "together we can achieve lower suicide rates in the United States and around the world, and start a conversation about suicide, mental illness, and addiction that cannot be stopped".
Finally, Project Semicolon hopes to be a "revolution of LOVE and declare that our stories are not over yet". For anyone who needs inspiration for themselves, or a loved one, Project Semicolon is the place to go.
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