David Bartram


How does one choose the words? I’m sitting here pausing, knowing words won’t be able to capture what is felt. I only had chance to meet David once, at a conference. I had to wait my turn, so sought after was he. It was such a pleasure to finally chat with him – knowledgeable, yes, but defined by passion, grace, and a humble spirit. A kindly, caring soul. I’m grateful for the time we shared. I’ve followed David’s research over these many years and cited him over and over again – and will continue to do so. He opened doors, not just to the recognition of the mental health challenges in the profession, but the solutions as well, what we can do to make things better. He was truly a leader and, in his leadership, left a legacy. My sincere condolences to you, his family, for your loss. You are the closest to David, the life he led, and the difference he made. It’s been said, “What makes night within us may leave stars.” Just look up… I believe the sky is brighter because of him.

Debbie Stoewen

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