I love this movement and actually decided to be a part of it before I realized it was a movement. I have a semi-colon tattoo on my ankle. One that I had a design all picked out to add to. Right now it is just a semi-colon and its meaning the same sentiment behind the movement. When I got it it was about overcoming. Now it means so much more, it is truly knowing and understanding love wins. It always wins.
If you’ve been online this week, you’ve probably seen something about the semicolon tattoo.
But in case you haven’t, here’s the short version: It’s a tattoo that represents mental health struggles and the importance of suicide prevention.
I wrote an article about it earlier this week. When we posted it on Facebook, our readers shared inspiring messages, stories, and words of encouragement for one another, and many also posted pictures of their own semicolon tattoos.
I was blown away by the responses and reached out to several of the people who posted their own photos.
They were happy to share their tattoos and stories. I was touched by what they told me, and I hope you also find encouragement, hope, and inspiration in their words. Here are their stories.
A mom and her daughters, fighting together.
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