Welcome to In Memory of Bradford
Dedicated to our beloved son, brother and friend, Bradford Fernandez, who, on January 21, 2011 took his life, and to all those who have died by suicide.
Our Mission Statement
In memory of Bradford Fernandez, and all those who have died by suicide, we stand united as guardians with unwavering commitment and passion, bridging together children and families in need with resources that specialize in the early warning signs and treatment of teenage suicide and self-harm. We accomplish our vision by promoting suicide prevention strategies and educational initiatives with each member of our community and schools.
In Memory of Bradford will become a force within our community for the sanctity of life, the unity of families, and hope for our teens.
Please sign our Petition!
Demand Florida Schools incorporate a formalized Suicide Prevention Education and Intervention Program.
Oath of Guardianship©
"My friend, I love you. I promise to always watch over you even during your darkest moments; if you need help, I will make sure to find help for you, even if you ask me not to. I promise to not honor any bonds that will ultimately hurt you in any way; it's for your own good. Understand, as a loving friend, it is my responsibility to watch over you. I promise not to let you think that your life is worthless and to dishonor you. YOU MATTER TO ME AND TO THE WORLD; YOU ARE WORTHY OF GOD'S LOVE AND LIFE."
Bradford's Pledge, written by Ana Fernandez
January 21, 2011
Our Mission Statement guides our endeavors to become a resource of excellence for families that may come to face their worse and most painful fear, the loss of a child to suicide. We are currently researching to determine, based on results, what are the best resources we can gather to treat the elusive problem of teenage suicide holistically.
We know, by our painful experience that the suicide epidemic does not occur from one single cause; that many factors can contribute to the underlying cause.
Please visit frequently and watch your resource evolve. We are open to any suggestions or resources you may know of, if you believe they are outstanding, for us to form the network that is necessary to prevent this tragedy and assist in the healing of families that have already suffered the greatest loss.