A semicolon is used when an author could have ended a sentence but chose not to. The same thing goes for the lives of people with mental illness. They may have wanted to just give up and end their life but they decided to fight against the illness to keep going.
• 50% cotton, 50% polyester
• Double-lined hood
• Double-needle stitching throughout
• Air-jet spun yarn with a soft feel and reduced pilling
• 1x1 athletic rib knit cuffs and waistband with spandex
• Front pouch pocket