We live in a world today that is so full of pressure to be perfect, to be like everyone else. When you suffer from mental illness, you may be like everyone else on the outside – and yet, on the inside you couldn’t feel more different. Suicide is something that is becoming more and more prevalent in today’s society, and noticeably so in the younger generation; something very concerning and quite scary. I have now lost 3 people in my life to suicide, all of which suffered from mental illness. It affects us all in different ways, and each and every one of us knows someone suffering. The semicolon movement is something that I came across while trying to better understand the pressures of mental illness and everyday life – and it inspired me to create this piece. The piece is about fighting for your life, and choosing to live when you could have chose to end your life instead. It is for the friends that I have lost, as well as the friends and family that I still have in my life who are currently fighting. We need to stand together, and make sure to let each other know that we are not alone.