The Founder of Project Semicolon Shares Her Story

Joy Green Mental Health

You may have said to yourself ,”Why are people putting punctuation marks on their bodies?”, well it is not just any punctuation; it is a semicolon. Your timeline on Facebook and Twitter is flooded with peopleposting pictures of tattoos with a semicolon and you’re wondering what it means.A semicolon is used when an author could have have ended a sentence but chose not to. Project Semicolon has taken social media by storm and inspired those living with a mental illness to persevere, and be the author of their story. Project Semicolonshares love andencouragement, and is a movement like no other.

Amy Bleuel is the visionary behind this awesome movement. After overcoming many obstacles in her life including bullying, rejection, suicide, self-injury, addiction, abuse and even rape, Amy has found strength and a love for others. Amy struggled with mental illness for 20+ years and has experienced many stigmas associated with…

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The Other 10%

Originally posted on bpnurse:
I read an article on Psych Central awhile back that’s been stuck in the back of my mind for some time. It contained a shocking statistic about marriages in which at least one partner has bipolar disorder: 90% of these unions end in divorce. Ninety percent! That means only one marriage out…

Update on: I’m angry, Mental Health Stigma

  On May 8th I posted about the problems our family was having getting our foster license renewed due to my wife and I having bipolar disorder. You can read the details here and if you haven’t read it yet, this will make more sense if you check it out now. The letter we expected… Continue reading Update on: I’m angry, Mental Health Stigma