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Combating Stigma through Punctuation: Project Semicolon

Combating Stigma through Punctuation: Project Semicolon

What does a semicolon have to do with mental health?

When it becomes a symbol for the resilience of people with mental health issues, a lot. Project Semicolon was founded in as an anti-stigma and mental health awareness movement. A semicolon is “used when an author could've ended a sentence but chose not to” (Project Semicolon, 2016). In this way, it represents the experiences of those with depression, addiction, self-harm, and suicide, and solidarity with their choice to continue to live (Project Semicolon, 2016).