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 of biological suicide research
  • to create new opportunities for continued exploration of biological and lifestyle factors associated with suicide 
  • through our creative endeavors at POBA, to engage more heirs in the sharing of creative legacies and more working artists and art appreciators in collaborating
  • to increasingly connect the elements of our mission, as we highlight the capacity of the arts to build value, resilience, connections, and community
  • to connect biological researchers with each other to speed investigation and broaden inquiry
  • to connect those with suicide experience, struggles, and loss with the research community, so that your experiences and insights inform the work and inquiries of biological researchers, and their work might help you 
  • together, to contribute to the field a richer conversation about the things that we all see in the individual experiences, psychology, and biology of suicide, so that we can connect these experiences and insights and create additional tools to reduce suffering, crisis and loss

We hope that you join us on this journey, and that you bring others into the conversation with us by sharing our eNews and following and sharing our social media messages. Your connection and contributions are essential to the work that we do, and we invite your perspective, comments, and insights.
With wishes for a 2020 filled with the creativity, connections, and contributions that bring you purpose, fulfillment and joy! and sleep…

Liz Bell
Executive Director