Amy Bleuel;

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Amy Bleuel has passed away.

She raised awareness about ending stigmas associated with mental health issues.  She started Project Semicolon, an effort that has spread around the world and impacted thousands of people, many of whom are now tattooed with the ; symbol.

The idea was simple.  A semicolon is used when a writer could have used a period, ended a sentence, but didn’t.

In the United Church of Christ, we’ve had a saying for a while about never putting a period where God has placed a comma.  It’s our way of saying that God is still speaking, and it comes from Gracie Allen.

Obviously, there’s a close connection between Amy’s insights and Gracie’s.

I have resisted getting my own semicolon tattoo, because, as someone dealing with anxiety and OCD, I don’t like the idea of something on my body constantly reminding me of my anxieties, my obsessions, and my…

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