"A semicolon is used when an author could've chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to. That author is you and the sentence is your life."
The conversation starts here and now. This is not the end of your story, but it's only the start. With the semicolon, know that your sentence will continue. The purpose of Semicolon Week is very simple. Rather than standing idle and allowing the story to end with a period, we're here to work towards continuance with the stroke of a semicolon. Be it self care or self advocacy, Semicolon Week focuses on continuing stories and providing the resources that we can capitalize on to push forward. The premise is that this simple and commonly used symbol shows support and promotes awareness of mental health and suicide. Your story continues.
Schedule of Events
Monday 3/25, Wednesday 3/27 and Friday 3/29: Get a FREE Pill Box - 12pm - 3pm at Cascade Foyer in the Plemmons Student Union
Western Youth Network will be tabling and giving out pill boxes to students. Pill boxes are small lock boxes where you can keep your medication, so that people you live with can't get into your medicine. Locking up your pills can help prevent drug abuse and overdose, and make App State a safer campus for all. Stop by Cascades Foyer in the student union to get your box!
Wednesday 3/27: y(OUR) Story - 8pm in the Blue Ridge Ballrooms (PSU 201AB)
y(OUR) Story is a collaborative production hosted by Wellness and Prevention Services. Through partnering with actors, dancers, painters, poets and other artists, true mental health stories submitted by those in our community will be shared. Your story is (our) story.
Thursday 3/29: Pill Collection Day - 10am - 3pm at Cascades Foyer in the Plemmons Student Union
Stop by the student union to drop off any unused or expired medication. You don't need to sign any paperwork or show any I.D.!
Saturday 3/30: Out of the Darkness Walk - 2pm in Linville Falls (PSU 226)
Walk to save lives. Help raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Interested in hosting an event over Semicolon Week? Please contact Elisabeth Cavallaro (firstname.lastname@example.org).