The James Kirk Bernard Foundation honors the life, work and passions of Jamie Bernard. The foundation focuses on scientific research on suicide including its causes and ways to prevent it, services for those affected by suicidality, and creative legacies of those whose work was not recognized in their lifetime. The foundation also supports Bard College where Jamie received a post humous degree, and humanitarian efforts that Jamie cared about so deeply.

Jamie Bernard was a kind, creative, and brave young man who lived his entire life with generous humor and quiet courage until the day he passed from us. He was a beautiful human being, and that beauty will live on in the memories of those he left behind and in the many writings and drawings which amount, after only twenty-two years, to an admirable life’s work. He is greatly missed by his family, friends, educators, and everyone who knew him and thus admired and cared for him.

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