When Your Brother is a Semicolon Ally

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@gymkatchick inspired me to post something. This might be my simplest tattoo, but it also might be my most cherished. When I first got it I didn’t think much of it, I got it in honour of my sister – she had told me all about the concept and what it meant to her. She told me that she had considered suicide and I honestly at the time thought “no fucking way, she’s just exaggerating” We have a good family, she has her own family, she travels, like shits good in her life. I knew she always struggled with anxiety (even as kids) but had no idea how bad her depression got. Then two other people who are very close to me, told me about their suicide attempts and again I was floored. I got the tattoo so people would know they aren’t alone and since I got it (about a year ago) I’ve had some many people ask me about it or share their story or show me theirs. It’s so important that people are willing to talk but also listen. My reaction to my sister’s story (although internal) was about as poor a reaction as you could have. I try to be as open and receptive as I can, but it’s important to be aware. Nobody should ever go through that alone and feel that helpless and trapped. #worldsuicidepreventionday #love #listen #semicolontattoo #semicolonproject #suicide #notalone #family #speakup @kalijd

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