You may have noticed people posting pictures on social media showing a drawing or tattoo of a semicolon on their wrists or other parts of their bodies.
According to Mirror, there's a very special reason for this.
The charitable organization 'The Semicolon Project' encourages anyone who has experienced depression, anxiety, or suicidal thoughts to draw a semicolon on their wrists. There's also a specific reason why the symbol is a semicolon:
"A semicolon represents a sentence the author could have ended but chose not to. The author is you, and the sentence is your life," states 'The Semicolon Project' on their website.
The Semicolon Project is for everyone who self-harms, is suicidal, depressed, anxious, sad, heartbroken, or has lost someone they loved. "Draw a semicolon on your wrist," they continue.
Many people have supported the initiative and shared pictures of their semicolons on social media, some even adding their own touching stories:
"Tomorrow, I'm getting a semicolon tattoo to symbolize my courage and that I've come through the darkest time in my life. I'm so grateful for those who have stood by my side. I will always suffer from depression, but self-harm and my suicidal thoughts have finally subsided. My life's sentence is not over," writes one user.