❤ Share Your Story Here!

 

NEW! Share your story, struggles and successes, leave a comment below! Show your support with encouragement, love, inspiration, and tell me what you think about the semicolon project.

xoxo –Kattalin

10 Responses to ❤ Share Your Story Here!

  1. Wyld August 19, 2015 at 10:14 pm #

    Strength comes in all shapes and sizes.

  2. Anon August 21, 2015 at 3:16 am #

    I don’t have any tattoos, and I didn’t think I would have one. I heard about the semicolon project and admire it but I chose to keep my own struggle private.

    This evening a friend who is a policeman posted something on FB about police suicide. I know he’s been going through some things so out of concern I offered to make a pact with him; we each get the tat and we each seek out the other if we start thinking bad.

    So, I might be getting one after all- take care

  3. Anna August 21, 2015 at 4:12 pm #

    I have depression, anxiety and ADD. My friend and I both have decided that were going to get our semi colon tattoos, done Jan.

  4. Helen February 9, 2016 at 6:10 am #

    I love the semi-colon tattoo thing! It’s a great way to show support for those who suffer. -Helen

  5. Brian July 8, 2016 at 11:22 am #

    Having suffered with severe and excruciating OCD from the ages of eleven to twenty-nine, and even though I feel great now, I do think that what with my being a writer who seems to finally be able to find the silver-lining in breaking relative boundaries regards the certain creative ability to tell a story thankfully, that not particularly a semicolon tattoo but rather a tattoo of open commas with a straight dash through the centre might be my go-to as it is poetry I write at the moment and titles are, of course, a large part of that. Does this seem like a silly idea for someone who has never considered getting a tattoo before? Cheers, it’s a really cool and nice way to perhaps bring a sufferer back to the tattoo, where ever it may be on their body, and to relax. Brian 🙂

  6. Andee Younkin August 14, 2016 at 12:02 am #

    I am a survivor of Domestic Rape & Violence, 15 years ago. Yes, I immediately went into therapy for the horrific incident and for trial prep. The man was sentenced to 4 life sentences and will never hurt another woman. Due to the brutality I had multiple surgeries. These surgeries left me permanently disabled with a spine condition that there is no cure for, Adhesive Arachnoiditis. I’ve been on EVERY anti-depressant in the last 15 years. My depression escalated as did my anxiety and I became suicidal. I went to the Mayo Clinic where I was diagnosed with PTSD, MDD (Major Depressive Disorder), treatment resistant depression and major anxiety.. All the meds stopped working, adding additional meds only worked for a week or two and any new med also was only good for 10 days-2 weeks. At the Mayo Clinic they did a DNA test known as Pharmacogenomics that helps to determine the best medication, proper dosage & serious side effects. Also known as “Cytochrome P450”. It was there that I first heard of electro convulsive therapy. So when I got home I continued to do research in the area of cranial therapy. That’s when I found several companies offering CES Units. Being a patient at the Mayo Clinic saved my life. I received the best of care from a very compassionate and caring team of doctors and nurses. My medication was changed and it certainly made a difference to be on the right medication. I found your site when I was researching the available CES Units. I most definitely will be getting a ; tattoo and will continue to check in on your Facebook page and to be as supportive as possible, Thank you for allowing me share. It’s truly been an honor!

  7. Apryl Hendon February 9, 2017 at 1:29 am #

    I have been a NICU nurse for over 20 yrs. I have seen parents on the worst day of their lives,I have seen babies abandoned in the nicu,I have had 3 miscarriages,death of a partner,and currently my wife and I are foster parents to a baby we have had for a year and he will not be able to make this his forever home. I have struggled with anxiety my entire life,panic attacks from the thought of any one I love being diagnosed with ovarian cancer and even though I am always smiling on the outside I am constantly dealing with sadness. There aren’t enough triathlons,100 mike bike rides that touch the pain at times. My little brother just told me his HIV+ and has thought about suicide many times. Shall I go on? I will be getting this tatoo to start the conversations and to remind myself that I matter and love myself. Now I just need ideas. Thank you.

  8. Kennedy February 23, 2017 at 1:02 am #

    I never fully understood what was wrong with me, I just knew that I was different. I tried to hide the way I left but the only way to release the pain was self harm. One day someone stopped over looking me and saw all the pain I was in and started me on the path of recovery. Now two years after getting diagnosed with depression, I found better ways to express my pain. My semicolon tattoo keeps me going, every time I want to give up.

  9. Stacy August 4, 2017 at 9:50 pm #

    I am a suicide attempt survivor that no one knew about until I told them days later. I took handfuls of pills with two bottles of wine and held my phone in my hand to call 911 when I got scared; but I was so wasted I couldn’t remember how to use my phone nor why I was holding it. So I went to bed, falling and avulsing the tendons and ligaments attached to my tailbone. When I finally made it out of the “funhouse/moving floor” I was about to pass out when an angel came to me and said “It’s not your time.” I woke up the next morning when I shouldn’t have and went to work like nothing happened. Since that time I have come close to at least planning my own demise again; then I got reacquainted with God and Jesus. Here was the pure, unconditional love I had searched for my entire life and I’ve remained in His arms ever since. I got the heart/semi-colon tattoo behind my ear the same day I had a Bible verse tattooed on my wrist. I did this so I could minister to someone in the same position I was in, as proof I have been there and I know what they are feeling. I am always there to listen and as proof life does go on and it can be incredible despite decades of never wanting to wake up in the morning. God is great!

  10. Michael September 8, 2017 at 2:59 am #

    It was a hard month, I had been working alot not taking care of myself always worried about the family. Got transferred from my store(where I had been for 3-3 1/2 years to a location 2 more hours away… My marriage was slipping away and I felt disconnected from my wife. I got curious and checked her Facebook and she was talking to some guy and when I asked her about it. Well lets just say I could no longer hold my shit.. and I had a relapse and almost took my own life… I was sick from drinking all night but I finally had plan and I was going to do it.. but first I had to get sober. I took a nap and while I was napping my wife came in with our daughter.. it felt so real .and she said go wake up your dad, tell him to take our the dogs.. my daughter came over and shook my shoulder and said to my wife” mommy, daddy is really cold. And I can see the look on her face, broken, confused, hurt, immediately she realized I was fead and she starts shaking me crying/sceaming…. NO DADDY DON’T DIE I LOVE YOU DADDY I’LL BE A GOOD GIRL NO DADDY DON’T LEAVE ME I NEED YOU DADDY..and all I could do is watch my daughter break down and blame herself for my death. And my wife well I thought it would make her life easier if I was just dead I could not let my only child blame herself for my selfish act.. I woke up and told my wife my plan and told her I need help… I struggle with life, I struggle to find work I struggle to do normal things that people DO but I don’t give up because more than I hate myself.. my daughter loves me she don’t judge me for the thing I have done.. for the people I have hurt.. I can’t forgive myself for the things I have done but I fight on because my daughter deserves me.

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