Menstuff® has information about the Semicolon.
Have you ever seen a semicolon
tattoo or button?
Curry County Crisis
Line - 24/7 - 877-519-9322
If not, you may not be looking close enough. They're popping up everywhere. The semicolon is used when the person could've chosen to end their life, but chose not to. Today, people all over the world are tattooing the mark as a reminder of their struggle, victory, and survival.
Mental illness is not uncommon, yet there is a stigma around it that prevents a lot of people from talking about it and that's a barrier to getting help. It's a symbol to reduce the stigma around mental illness for those who are struggling with depression, suicide, addiction, and self-injury. It represents the importance of suicide prevention.
No matter how we get there, the end result is so important to help more people to also be able to say "; I'm still here." "; my story isn't over."
The symbol is a conversation starter celebrating the road to recovery and the determination to keep moving forward no matter what. People ask what it is and you get to open up an opportunity to help someone else who might be struggling.
If you have ever seriously considered suicide and are willing to talk to someone who might be needing help, ink your hand during September, Suicide Prevention Month or wear a button or put a decal on your car window. Lets stop the self harming, the suicides and the bullying
Need to talk now? Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for the
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or see our list of
Where to get rack cards, business
cards or a semicolon button
Locations to get free business cards and/or button:
Blue Water Cafe & Lounge, 16218 Lower Harbor
Crescent City, CA
Del Norte Triplicate Newspaper, 312 H St
Gold Beach, OR
Curry Community Health, 94235 Moore St
Or get a rack card or a business card for your wallet explaining the program with a crisis line listed. Some locations have our 1 1/4" round button too. Or send a self-addressed stamped envelope (#10 SASE) to PO Box 12, Brookings, OR 97415.
Check back often because we hope to list additional
locations with a supply of these free items.
90% of men who die by suicide have a
diagnosable mental health issue at the time of death
If you know a man who is going through one of the following issues, be sure to give him one of these cards, let him know you are available to talk confidentially, and insure that he knows that most people who call a crisis line aren't suicidal. They just need someone to talk through what's going on for them. If he is a good friend ask him to commit to you that he won't do anything rash until he gets aold of you and you can talk it through. (Bill Withers song, Lean on Me.)
31.6% had a problem with alcohol
24.3% had a physical health problem
27.5% had a financikal problem
29.6% had a job problem
62.9% had a current depressed mood
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"I take it that no man is educated who has never dallied with the thought of suicide." - William James
Women seek helpmen die. Jed Diamond
Don't blow your brains out! They are right where they need to be.
Clearing out the shit - all of those unhealthy messages and thoughts.
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