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.


  1. This is such an important cause. I love the idea of this project to raise awareness. The semicolon is such a great symbol and idea. Thanks for sharing this.

    ps-how are you. how is your new place??

    1. You're welcome Rebecca - and thank you for asking, things have been going great. I'm thinking about doing a post sometime with pictures of my new place? What do you think?

  2. Hello
    Hey Rebecca
    This is what my book is about.
    How can we help each other out?

    1. Daniel, check out Rebecca's websites at http://rebeccagreengasper.blogspot.com/ and http://moxiewriters.blogspot.com/ -- hope this helps!

  3. Hi, congrats on your nomination. I am going to second the nomination. I am impressed by you blog and the issues you speak about with passion. :)

  4. I just want you all to know that the project is not what it created for anymore. I was one of the people behind the project and the project got in the wrong hands. My partner within the project turned against me and told me to kill myself and had people threatening to kill me. Since this partner was in the UK nothing could be done. Please know that this project is now nothing more than a breeding ground for my old partner to take advantage of the weak and gain money off of someone else’s hard work. If anyone needs help or encouragement please come to the new site created: https://www.facebook.com/semicolonmovement. You are all loved and worth so much.


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