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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Project Semicolon


There has been controversy around our nation lately. According to tabloids, the founder of Project Semicolon, Amy Bleuel, has died. Legacy.com states that she died from suicide.The one ending to her life that she had been running from for years. Other sources state that there was no defined reason as to why she died. She was 31.

Amy Bleuel was an icon to those in the mental health world. After dealing with many horrible instances of abuse and mental issues, she attempted suicide but did not succeed the first time. People who suffered from mental health disorders, saw her as an inspiration. Her life proved to be something that many people could relate to.  Her site, project semicolon reassured people that there is still hope when facing suicide. It encouraged people to live on through the pain, seeking the right help to get through whatever they were going through. 

This site explained issues with depression, anxiety, abuse, and many other mental issues. It is a site where people can express their issue, share their brushes with death, and share how they are picking themselves up again. Many of the people who have posted there now wear a semicolon tattoo which symbolizes that their lives are not over yet.

Amy Bleuel's life may be over physically, but her legacy will live on forever in the eyes of those with mental health issues or debilitating mental health deficits as well as those who have suffered through abuse but continue to live on today.

If you or someone you know is suffering with any mental health issues, please call your local crisis line or that national suicide hotline. Here is the phone number for the national suicide hotline again.
                                  

 Don't hesitate to call. All calls are anonymous unless you choose for it not to be.
For more information on Project Semicolon, click here.

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