“A semicolon is used when an author could’ve chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to. The author is you and the sentence is your life.” – Project Semicolon
10 student organizations, led by the Psychology Society and in coordination with the College Guidance Center, held this year’s Mental Health Week celebration, September 11 to 20 with the theme “Project Semicolon: Life Value and Appreciation”.
Art and Play therapy booths were set up at the Mabini Exhibit Area. A Suicide Awareness and Prevention Seminar themed “#YouMatter” by Mr. Nico Niño Evardone was also held. A poem writing contest, poster making contest, quiz bee, photo contest, and search for the Mr. and Ms. Ambassadors of Mental Health ensued.
A semicolon is used as the symbol of life appreciation, signifying that people choose to continue living even if they could have chosen not to. It is metaphorically linked with this punctuation mark since a semicolon literally connects two related clauses two form a sentence instead of ending the sentence already with a period. This symbolism was developed by Project Semicolon, a faith-based non-profit encouraging and supporting those with addiction, depression, and suicidal thoughts or self-injury.