It’s time for each of us to accept our own depth and need for clarity.
Day #93 of SanityI woke up to sad news today. I can’t share with you how many times in the past few years I have found out about a sudden death on Facebook or LinkedIn. It never gets easy and yet, it’s part of the cycle of life.
Today’s was different in how it made me feel since I know this has significant meaning and a need to keep the flame alive.
Some information from an article on Amy:
“Amy Bleuel, a mental health advocate and founder of Project Semicolon, has died. She was 31 years old. While Bleuel was not a household name, her 2013 campaign had worldwide engagement and resulted in “real awareness” for those affected by mental illness, and the resulting stigma of mental health challenges. “Amy’s life was a testament that one person can truly make a difference,” said a statement from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Bleuel came up with the idea for the project in April 2013 when she urged those affected by mental illness to draw a semicolon on their wrist and post a photo on social media. The punctuation symbolizes a story that is not finished. “A semicolon is used when an author could’ve chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to,” Bleuel said on her website. “The author is you and the sentence is your life. Since its inception, it is estimated that the project touched millions all over the world.”
RIP Amy. Your work will continue to touch so many. You started a very important conversation that needs to live on so we can change the conversation.
Welcome to 2017 where we have 365 days to play, create and connect.