World Suicide Preventation/Awareness Day is Sept 10th. We will host this event to help bring awareness of the prevalence of Suicide and the struggles people face.The Rehtaeh Parsons Society will be joined by Six Points Tattoo Parlour to raise funds and help reduce the stigma of mental health. We will be having a two day tattoo fundraiser. The semi colon represents a break, a pause in the sentence.
When a writer uses a semi colon it means that he/she could have ended the thought, the story etc.but chose not to. Just like struggles are not meant to be the end to a life. Its just a break in the story of our lives and the semi colon tattoo is reminder that life is worth living. A remeinder that life is a series of ups and downs and everything in between.
Rehtaeh had several tattoos and all were very meaningful. Her very first tattoo was on her 16th BDay. Instead of celebrating as planned she found herself in a very dark place because of her trauma and she chose to have a tattoo of a crow feather with birds flying out of the feather to remind her that there are new beginnings ahead. She would want others to remember that in darkness there is light. I know that was not her ending but it should have been. If she were here she would want a semi colon tattoo also. Its a pretty meaningful symbol.
All proceeds of this event go to the Rehtaeh Parsons Society which continues to bring awareness to various issues surrounding mental health. Please come out and join us. Tattoos will be $30.00 each and will be the basic black semi colon. We have chosen two days to have the event from noon til 7pm on Sept 9th and Sept 10th 2015. Hope to see you there.