The Mad Hatter: Have I gone mad? Alice: I'm afraid so. Your'e entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are. From the Mad Hatter's Tea Party in Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
The semi-colon appears where a sentence could end, but instead it goes on. This is becoming a symbol for suicide prevention. Don't use a period in your life; use a semi-colon. You have more to say, your story isn't finished.