Amy Bleuel, Project Semi Colon Founder Has Died.
Project Semicolon Founder, Amy Bleuel wanted to honour her father whom she lost to suicide when the movement began in mid-2013. Since then the project has gained global notoriety and helped thousands through raising awareness and promoting togetherness.
Amy Bleuel died by suicide. This young woman dedicated her life to raising awareness and giving hope to those who battle with mental health issues across the globe. I wanted to take the time out to write about this because her project has spoken to so many people.
It’s very clear Amy had the goal of campaigning for lower suicide rates and fighting the stigma of mental health. When a person dies by suicide the media have an obligation to report this with a great duty of care and ensure that readers know they are supported.
What Is Project Semi Colon?
When an author uses a semicolon to not end a sentence but to continue on. We see it as you are the author and your life is the sentence. You’re choosing to keep going. – Amy Bleul
Project Semi Colon is well known for its community of supporters who have used a variety of ways to spread the meaning behind the Semi Colon, many have used the symbol as a tattoo. Every person has their own individual story behind the Semi-Colon.
Project Semicolon is a global non-profit movement which hopes to serve as an inspiration and guides people through channels and encourages those suffering to reach out for help.
In Australia, we are starting to see communities form with a similar nature. An example is the 180 Movement, encouraging people to group together and make a change in the way that we support and speak about mental health, and addiction.
Where Can I get Help In Australia?
There some wonderful mental health organisations in Australia that are doing incredible work to reduce the stigma of mental illness and provide helpful information about mental health issues. Please, if you are experiencing issues, help is available.
24 Hour Telephone Support – Lifeline – 13 11 14
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