My Journey with The Semicolon Project & Active Minds

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semicolon tattooIt may not seem like it, but a semicolon is a powerful thing. A semicolon represents a sentence the author could have ended, but chose not to.

It’s become a symbol of the mental health movement, thanks to The Semicolon Project, an international non-profit dedicated to raising awareness of suicide, self-harm, and mental health.

Every year on April 16, The Semicolon Project encourages people to draw a semicolon on their wrist.

I now have a semicolon tattood on my wrist. I’ve come a long way in two years.

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35 Things I Have Learned in Recovery

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images1) You are not selfish for taking care of yourself.

2) You are not lazy, you are ill.

3) You are not arrogant for loving yourself.

4) It is okay to feel sad, but it is not okay to let the sadness win.

5) Your worth is not defined by someone loving or not loving you.

6) Sometimes not giving into your addictions will make you feel worse in that moment than if you had given in, but honestly, the worst days in recovery are better than the best days in relapse.

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