You may or may not have seen these drawings and tattoos of semicolons while browsing one of your social media feeds.
But these tattoos and drawings aren’t celebrating a punctuation mark; they actually have a deeper symbolism.
Just ask Green Bay, Wisconsin resident, Amy Bluel.
According to the Huffington Post, in 2013, Bluel tragically lost her father to suicide. She wanted to honor her father as well as raise awareness for mental health issues.
So she founded a non-profit organization named Project Semicolon. The goal of the project is to restore hope and confidence in people who are troubled by addiction, depression, self-harm, and suicide.
The non-profit encourages these people to draw or tattoo a semicolon on their wrist.