Tell your story: Project Semicolon putting together book about suicide

Rachel Manek interviews Amy Bleuel from Project Semicolon, April 14, 2016.

April 16 is Project Semicolon day, a day for people around the world join together by wearing a semicolon to declare their stories aren't over yet.

Project Semicolon founder Amy Bleuel joined us on Good Day Wisconsin to explain what the project is all about and its mission to lower suicide rates around the world. Bleuel says they are collecting stories from people who have in some way been affected by suicide. Submissions can be made directly on the group's website, deadline for submissions for the book is June 1, 2016.

According to the Brown County Coalition for Suicide Prevention, suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people in Wisconsin. Nationwide, more than 34,500 people die every year from suicide.

If you struggle with thoughts of suicide please reach out. There are people who care. Call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

For more suicide prevention resources, click here.

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