A local support group comprised of parents to raise awareness on youth mental health issues has just made a statement in a very permanent way.
One of the parents and organizer for the group Holly Avery says the semicolon represents where a writer meant to end a sentence, but kept going.
Avery says as part of that some of the parents in the group now have tattoos representing the semicolon.
She says almost all of the parents in the support group have children with special needs, disabilities or are in treatment for mental health issues.
Avery says they’re hoping to expand on Project Semicolon and get more parents and families involved.
Parents decided to get more involved on a local scale thanks to awareness raised through social media and the increasing amount of accessibility to mental health treatment.