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If you have a social media account, chances are you have seen the image of someone with a semicolon tattoo (;). This tattoo trend was started by a faith-based nonprofit group dedicated to presenting hope and love to those who are struggling with depression, suicide, addiction, and self-injury.
So what is the significance of the semicolon symbol? The group, Project Semicolon, explains on their web site, “A semicolon is used when an author could’ve chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to. The author is you and the sentence is your life; thus, in the case of these tattoos, it is a physical representation of personal strength in the face of internal struggle.”
This is an amazing expression of love and support for the millions of people who struggle with their mental health every year. To learn more about this group and their inspirational movement, go to: http://www.projectsemicolon.com/
About Jill Sauser, The Kim Foundation Project Coordinator
Jill graduated with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Speech Communication from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2009. During her time at UNO, she completed a two year PR practicum program where she worked with numerous nonprofit clients including the MS Society, The Archdiocese of Omaha, The Omaha Food Bank, and YWCA. Since becoming Project Coordinator at The Kim Foundation in April 2014, she has become an active member of the Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition, The Omaha Metro Hoarding Taskforce, the Early Childhood Mental Health Coalition, the Metro Area LOSS Team, and is helping lead a community-wide health improvement initiative with the Douglas County Health Department called, “Just Reach Out,” which is focused on improving the people’s view on mental and behavioral health treatment.