In my own experience, the cruelness of life tried to insert a period, but grace replaced it with a semicolon. A modern Selah. A pause. A moment to say, my story isn’t over. Light eventually came rushing in, right when I least expected it.
The folks at Project Semicolon are doing their part to share the Light. Project Semicolon began in the spring of 2013, when founder Amy Bleuel wanted to honor her father whom she lost to suicide. Through the semicolon symbol many have found an emblem that captures the struggle of depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide, along with their will to keep fighting. Project Semicolon also represents a belief that even awful moments are not the end, but another beginning.
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And stay tuned next week for an exclusive interview with my friend, Amy Bleuel, founder of Project Semicolon.
Steve Austin is an author, speaker, and life coach who is passionate about helping overwhelmed people learn to catch their breath. He is the author of two Amazon bestsellers, "Catching Your Breath," and "From Pastor to a Psych Ward." Steve lives with his wife and two children in Birmingham, Alabama.
Pastors and Suicide: How Do We Keep this From Happening Again?
Exploring Grief: A Podcast Series (with Brandon Carleton)
It’s Time for the Church to Confront Mental Health (via USA Today)
Suicide: Let’s Talk about It (podcast)
Podcast: When You Feel Like You Can’t Go On
Suicide Survivors: 7 Things to do the Day After You Leave the Psych Ward
Living with Depression & Anxiety: 7 Coping Strategies that Work (e-book)
Guest Blog – Worthy and Unashamed: Facing Mental Health Stigma in the Church Head-On