Amy Bleuel, founder of Project Semicolon

Amy Bleuel, founder of Project Semicolon, an organization dedicated to promoting hope, love and mental health awareness through the semicolon symbol, will deliver the Mental Health Matters Week keynote address on Oct. 13.

The free event is at 7:30 p.m. in the Bingham Humanities Building, Room 100. Mental Health Matters Week is hosted by the Student Activities Board.

Bleuel will share her personal battle with mental illness that inspired the creation of a foundation. After she lost her father to suicide, Bleuel wanted to honor him through the semicolon symbol. Naming the organization “Project Semicolon” was a way to represent that this is not the end but a new beginning. The foundation is tasked with presenting hope and love for those who are struggling with mental illness.

Through the organization, Bleuel is able to share her story at university and community events as well as various programs. The foundation also promotes the Dignity Revolution, a pledge to stand up for the worth, value and dignity of every person.

For additional information about Mental Health Matters Week, visit SAB’s Facebook page.

Bria Staten-Favors
Bria Staten-Favors is the Graduate Assistant in the University of Louisville’s Office of Communications and Marketing. After completing her bachelor of science in Communication, she decided to pursue her master’s degree at UofL as well. She also works in the Partnership Division at the Louisville Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and is an avid Cards fan.