Project Semicolon is a global non-profit movement started in April 2013 (#ProjectSemicolonDay) by Amy Bleuel who wanted to honor her father whom she lost to suicide. Since that time, Project Semicolon has evolved through the support of entertainers and the rise of social media to bring a message of hope, honoring individuals and their stories, and providing support to those who are struggling with mental illness and contemplating suicide. Over the years, NIDILRR has supported a variety of research projects on psychiatric disabilities and mental health in connection with other disabilities: http://tinyurl.com/yaatsfta. NARIC’s collection has many documents related to psychiatric disabilities and mental health. A search of our REHABDATA database related to suicide and mental health provides a sampling of these documents which may be available through our document delivery service.
If you are struggling or in suicidal, emotional distress or crisis please reach out for help through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800/273-8255 (V), and 800/799-4889 (TTY).