No one can plan for an anxiety attack. It can't be surreptitiously added to your schedule as if it were a spontaneous lunch date. You can try to be prepared for it, but what starts out feeling like a bad day can quickly transform into an episode. If I could know ahead of time that the simplest social interaction would end up with paramedical intervention, including oxygen, an EKG, and a visit to the ER, I’d probably never leave the house. For me, the semicolon symbolizes the strength and courage that it takes to step outside my comfort zone.
Project Semicolon is an organization dedicated to the prevention of suicide. Our work is based on the foundation and belief that suicide is preventable and everyone has a role to play in preventing suicide.
My next tattoo will be in support of this cause, in honor of the friends I've lost to suicide and my own struggles, losses, and gains with mental health.
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