Redtick Photography and Crafts supports Project Semicolon and Stop the 22. Both projects designed to raise awareness of the alarming rates of Veteran Suicide deaths everyday. We have crafts designed to place in your office, in your home or just about anywhere-help raise the awareness. We are happy to help you design something unique just to strike up a conversation.
Just as an author writes a sentence and is at the point of ending it, but wants to continue, they can use a semicolon. It creates a pause. Almost like a thought, a reconsideration of the cessation of a sentence, or in this case, your life.
IGY6 stands for I got your Six (Back). The colors also carry meaning. Teal is for PTSD Awareness. Black is for the heavy hearts that many carry and those who suffer from PTSD. The red is a symbol of the blood that has been shed.
So when you combine it all together it is a way of saying that if you are thinking about taking your life, PAUSE, it is not time to end, I got your back and I will help you through by standing by your side.
If you ever see someone wearing it know that they will help you!!
A few people have it tattooed to them, (or the number 22) it is usually on the right arm so that when they reach out and shake someone’s hand it is easily visible. This is in hopes it will strike up a conversation and help someone in need.
If you are a Veteran and you need someone to talk to please call the suicide hotline at 800-273-8255 and press 1.