Taking a stand
Selena Gomez just revealed a new tattoo, and much like Liam Payne’s inking, it’s got a powerful message behind it.
She and her 13 Reasons Why co-stars Alisha Boe and Tommy Doorman all got matching semicolon designs on their wrists.
The design is widely linked to Project Semicolon, which supports and shows solidarity to people dealing with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.
It’s particularly significant to Selena, who has openly spoken about her battle with depression following her diagnosis with Lupus.
Selena, Alisha and Tommy also star in the new Netflix show (which Selena produced), which tells the aftermath of a high school student’s suicide, and deals with issues such as rape, bullying and drug abuse.
Tommy also paid a heartbreaking tribute to Amy Bleuel, who started the semicolon movement after her father’s suicide, and who recently lost her battle with depression.
He wrote on Instagram, ‘I struggled with addiction and depression issues through high school and early college. I reached out and asked for help. At the time, I thought my life was over, I thought I’d never live past the age of 21. Today I’m grateful to be alive, in this new chapter of life in recovery, standing with my colleagues and friends, making art that helps other people
‘If you’re struggling, if you feel suicidal, I urge you to click the link in my bio. Ask for help. Start a new chapter with the support of others. RIP Amy Bleul, who started the semicolon movement.’