There were many powerful moments in our brief time together, but one that really stood out for me was the message from Christy Hiemstra, Jordan's mom. Many of you will already know Chris and Christy Hiemstra from their various writings and talks on their experience dealing with the death of their son. Christy's message was one of hope. Her central message was that if you are struggling with mental health, please get help, talk to someone. Chris and Christy have done an incredible job of pointing people towards resources and help in the hope that future tragedies like this can be avoided.
Here are a few pictures from the event below. I will close by saying again that if your son or daughter is struggling with depression or anxiety or any other kind of mental health related issue, please seek help. We, at London Christian High have learned a lot about mental health awareness over the past seven or eight months and we would be happy to point you in the right direction if you do have questions. Please feel free to connect with us at any time.
|The choir sang to honour Jordan|
|Cassie and Kennedy speak about the shirts that they designed to raise awareness for mental health|
|Christy Hiemstra shares her message of hope with us|
|Marg Dijkhuis talks about a concept art piece that is being designed to honour Jordan and to raise awareness for mental health issues.|
|Our time together ends with a tree planting to provide a new spot for gathering in Jordan's memory|