Semicolon Week

Semicolon Week 2020 will be held March 22nd - March 28th. If you would like to plan an event during Semicolon Week, please contact Elisabeth Cavallaro at cavallaroe@appstate.edu.

Emotional wellness

"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."
- Project Semicolon

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. Semicolon Week partners include Alpha Gamma Omega Fraternity, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - NC Chapter, Counseling and Psychological Services, Mental Health Ambassadors, Student Government Association, Wellness Educators for Change, Advocacy, and student Needs (WE CAN). Contact Elisabeth Cavallaro, Coordinator for Student Mental Wellness, at cavallaroe@appstate.edu for questions.

Interested in hosting an event over Semicolon Week? Contact Elisabeth Cavallaro.

 

SUBMIT Y(OUR) STORY AND SEE IT PERFORMED DURING SEMICOLON WEEK 2020!

y(OUR) Story logo: y(OUR) Story: theater | real stories | art We are currently accepting story submissions for y(OUR) Story.  

Want to see your story transformed into art?

y(OUR) Story is a collaborative production hosted by Wellness and Prevention Services. Through partnering with actors, dancers, painters, poets and other artists, y(our) mental health journey will be shared. This event hopes to inspire those struggling with their mental health to not give up, and to bring conversation about mental health out of the shadows and into the light.

Submit y(our) story about hope, resilience and how you are overcoming your mental health struggles. Your story is (our) story. You are not alone. 

*Please note that submitted stories will be edited to be presented as some sort of visual art. For example, stories might be shortened into monologues or interpreted through dance. Submitting a story does not guarantee inlcusion in the production.*