Metallic hardcore band Hawthorn have released a new single entitled ‘Semicolon’ about mental health.
“Raising the current mental health issue and the increasing number of suicides among young people, we’re trying to inject enthusiasm and hope into those who are experiencing mental disorders in various ways. The lyrics are a form of personal storytelling and the song title ‘Semicolon’ is taken from a movement formed by Amy Bleuel who was the first to associate the meaning of this symbol with mental health. In April 2013, she founded a non-profit organization called Project Semicolon. Project Semicolon was founded to provide support to people struggling with mental health disorders, depression, suicide, addiction, and self-harm.” [Editor’s Note: She suffered from mental health issues her entire life and later also succumbed to suicide herself.]