Jamie

February 06, 2021

A Reflection from Jamie’s Brothers

On the 11th anniversary of his death, Jamie Bernard’s family gathered to remember him and celebrate his spirit. This year JKBF is fortunate to be able to share these reflections from his triplet brothers, Fred and Bill. Fred’s reflections as a suicide loss survivor offer insight From the Lived Experience. Thoughts on Jamie by Fred […]

November 20, 2020

Grant to Bard College helps students address Mental Health Concerns & Stigma

Despite the challenges that COVID-19 has brought to colleges everywhere,  JKBF is pleased to share that an exciting mental health and creativity initiative in partnership with Bard College will continue. In years past, JKBF has funded grants to Jamie’s alma mater, Bard College, for scholarship and library funding, as well as outreach and counseling opportunities for […]

September 04, 2020

Pencils, Pens, and Birthdays

Today marks what would have been Jamie Bernard’s 33rd birthday. It has been 10 years since he left us. Recently we came across this article about the allure of pencils highlighting a book titled Pencils You Should Know, and it sparked thoughts about Jamie. Colored pencils were one of Jamie’s preferred mediums, as depicted on this […]

September 03, 2020

A Day In the Life of My Pen

by Jamie Bernard, April 2005 Life sucks, for I am a pen. I cannot sing, and I have no arms or legs. I cannot do anything except be turned about on my head to spurt ink about a piece of paper. I suppose I have it better than some. Not being a pencil, I do […]

January 21, 2020

2020. It’s a new year, and a new decade. 

In a few days we at JKBF will mark the tenth anniversary of Jamie’s passing, and the beginning of our mission. As we look to the year ahead, we hope to honor Jamie’s memory and the purpose that he sparked in us in various ways. to create additional ways of communicating the science of the evolving field […]

September 04, 2019

Connecting on Jamie’s Birthday

Warm greetings from the James Kirk Bernard Foundation, and welcome to our eNews, Create-Connect-Contribute. I’m Liz Bell, the new Executive Director of JKBF, and I am pleased to be able to honor Jamie’s memory and contribute to the important work of the foundation. Today at JKBF we are reaching out in recognition of Jamie’s birthday, […]

January 25, 2016

Remembering Jamie Today

The family of Jamie remembers him on this day, the anniversary of his death on January 25, 2010. Jamie left us with memories we hold in our hearts and a creative legacy we can enjoy into the future. We are proud of who he was and only wish he were still with us. Please take […]

January 25, 2012

Second Anniversary of Jamie’s Passing

Today, January 25, 2012, marks the second anniversary of Jamie’s passing. We love and miss him today with particular intensity, but we will love and miss him always. We ask that those who knew Jamie take a few moments of their day to remember him, and we hope that remembering him- his humor, his talents, […]

September 04, 2011

Jamie’s Reading List

Books were such an important part of Jamie’s life.  Below are some of his favorites.   Youth favorites The Lord of the Rings – Tolkien The Redwall series – Jacques The Dark Tower series – King The Song of Ice and Fire series – Martin His Dark Materials series – Pullman Under the Black Flag […]

April 22, 2011

Send Silence Packing Tour

Send Silence Packing, a program of Active Minds, is an exhibit of 1,100 backpacks representing the number of college student lives lost to suicide each year. Active Minds Inc. has collected and continues to collect backpacks and personal stories in memory or in honor of loved ones impacted by suicide. By displaying backpacks with personal stories […]