selena+gomez+tattooSelena Gomez, executive producer of Netflix’s latest hit show “13 Reasons Why”, and two of the show’s stars, Alisha Boe and Tommy Dorfman, are honoring mental health awareness with new tattoos they debuted on Instagram.

“13 Reasons Why” is based on the bestselling book of the same name about a high school student struggling to understand a fellow classmate’s suicide.

Selena, who’s been open about her own mental health battle, joined Alisha and Tommy in getting matching semicolon tattoos as part of Project Semicolon, a mental health movement to empower people who suffer from depression or show solidarity with those who have battled the disease.

The timing of the trio’s tattoos comes shortly after the death of Amy Bleuel, the founder of Project Semicolon. Amy was open about her own 20-year struggle with mental illness, and started Project Semicolon to honor her father, who she lost to suicide, according to the Project Semicolon website.

“The semicolon was chosen because in literature a semicolon is used when an author chooses to not end a sentence,” Amy told People in July 2015. “You are the author and the sentence is your life. You are choosing to continue.”

Though Amy’s death has not been confirmed a suicide, The Foundation for Suicide Prevention released a statement about Amy, saying that her “life was a testament that one person truly can make a difference.”

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