Semicolon Tattoo Project Supported by Selena Gomez

In April 2017, Selena Gomez tattooed a semicolon on her wrist to commemorate ’13 Reasons Why’ , a Netflix series as co-executive producer.
As a result, the show's actors, Alisha Boe and Tommy Dorfman, also punctuated their wrists to commemorate the release of the depression-themed drama released in early April 2017 as the most popular American drama. And this semicolon tattoo has a lot of origins.
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The semicolon tattoo project is an anti-suicide initiative by the US Mental Health Non-Profit Organization. The organization describes itself as a movement dedicated to presenting hope and love for those who are struggling with mental illness, suicide, addiction and self-injury. They use semicolon tattoos as a form of solidarity with depressed people. This movement is inclusive for people of different beliefs or religions.
Semicolon-TattooAs Selena Gomez explained , “The ; symbol stands for an end of one thought and a beginning of another. Instead of a period, authors use the semicolon to continue a sentence. For us, it means a beginning of another chapter in life, in lieu of ending your life. I struggled with addiction and depression issues through high school and early college. I reached out and asked for help.”
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The sponsor of the semicolon project explained, "In literary works, the author uses a period to end the sentence, but to continue, we usually use a semicolon. Your life is a sentence, please choose to move on; your story is not over yet. The semicolon represents a continuation of your life after struggling with suicide and death, a common component of clinical depression."
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Despite the dark past, I can still rise from the ashes, proving that the best has not yet arrived. When my life is full of grief, bullying, suicide, self-harm, addiction, abuse and even sexual assault, I continue to fight. My heart is very lonely, but what I did let me move on. In the 20 years of my personal struggle with mental health, I have experienced a lot of humiliation associated with it. Passing through hardship feels a deeper love for others. Although we carry labels(semicolon tattoo), God wants us to love each other. I pray that my story inspires others. Please remember, hope for a better tomorrow.
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After the project was launched, more than 5.2 million people began to upload their own semicolon tattoo photos through social media to support the campaign and get the attention of various mainstream news media.
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Amy Bleuel commented on the preliminary results of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and the Crisis Hotline reported a major rise. "Depression without proper guidance can lead to suicide. Moreover, grief can lead to suicide. So these people all feel this way, and to a large extent they choose to go that way."
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On September 5, 2017, a book called Project Semicolon: Your Story Is Not Over was released. Published by HarperCollins, it is an editor of stories and photos shared within the Project Semicolon online community.
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