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31st
Mar 2017
cartag
@cartag
Mar 31 2017 02:15
I'm sure you all know that mental health and wellness is a driving force for me, what with me being crazy and all. Some news broke tonight of somebody I care for losing their fight with depression. I urge you, if you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741.
I know this may seem really random and out of place for here, but you never know who can benefit from knowing that somebody is out there to listen.
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Mar 31 2017 11:53
Cartag, after hearing the news, are you OK...? I can send electronic hugs :+1:
cartag
@cartag
Mar 31 2017 13:22
I am. The person was the founder of Project Semicolon, she was an inspiring figure to me. "Project Semicolon is a global non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and love for those who are struggling with mental illness, suicide, addiction, and self-injury. Project Semicolon exists to encourage, love, and inspire." A semicolon is used when an author could end a sentence, but actively chooses to continue it, it is a conscious decision.
I have had a semicolon tattoo on the inside of my left wrist for about a year and a half now. It helped me through my recovery and gave me hope when I needed it. Some days it's a trophy for how far I've come, some days it's a reminder to keep fighting.
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Mar 31 2017 13:28
Man, that's pretty heavy... I don't really know what to say, but I'm sure I speak for everyone here to say that we support you continuing the fight...!
Dirk Bachert
@Thairne
Mar 31 2017 19:05
As a recovering victim of a decade long depression... yes. You need that reminder sometimes. But it is a illness. And there is a cure.