Amy Bleuel, Founder of Project Semicolon, Passes Away at 31
March 31, 2017
Amy Bleuel, known in the mental health community as the person behind the popular semicolon tattoo, passed away on Thursday, March 23 at the age of 31. Bleuel was the founder of the nonprofit movement Project Semicolon, created to honor her father, who took his own life, and to give voice to her own fight with mental illness. The idea was to provide a forum for anyone struggling with mental illness to draw a semicolon on their body, photograph it, and share it on a given day to encourage love and to inspire. (Katz). The Project Semicolon’s website puts it best – “A semicolon is used when an author could’ve chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to. The author is you, and the sentence is your life.” Please take a moment to read this heartfelt tribute to Amy by Sarah Schuster of The Mighty.