October 22, 2012

On the Horizon for 2013

In honor of Jamie’s creativity and vibrancy, we are pleased to announce that work has begun on a new initiative of the Foundation:  an online resource center and and virtual exhibition space to store, display and advance the creative works of those whose written, visual and musical art has not been made available to the public […]

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, […]

December 01, 2011

2011 Grant to Bard College

A $15,000 grant will be awarded to Bard College which will be used for initiatives like Let’s Talk where members of the Counseling Center go out to popular campus gathering spaces and hold drop-in sessions for all students; support of the Bard Active Minds chapter, and mental health peer counselors. In addition, funding will be used for […]

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 […]

January 25, 2011

A Message from the Bernard Family

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 is the first anniversary of Jamie’s death. Last year, Jamie left us in the early hours of a Monday. It was that morning that Sallie and Tom received the terrible call, and later that afternoon we had to tell Fred the sad news. The last few days have been heavy for […]