Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The Semicolon Project
Today I took part in The Semicolon Project.
On April 16, 2013 anyone who self-harms, is suicidal, depressed, has anxiety, is unhappy, going through a broken heart, has lost a loved one, etc. was instructed to draw a semicolon on their wrist to raise awareness.
The event is sponsored by the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention - Save A Life Facebook group. I'm a vocal supporter of this group because I have known too many who have taken their own life. Too many tears have I cried for those lost, yet others have cried more than I and their loss is so much greater than mine.
Knowing and seeing first-hand the resulting pain brought to friends, family and loved ones has stopped me from causing myself harm on more than one occasion. It is through God's grace that I have always been lifted up at the right times, kept from sinking too far into the void of darkness that is fear, self-pity and doubt.
I beg of anyone who has ever considered taking the easy way out to seek help. You will be a stronger person for doing so.
A semicolon was chosen as a symbol for this day because it represents a sentence the author could have ended; but chose not to.
The author is you and the sentence is your life.
Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.