Pictures From The Stoneman Douglas High School Memorial

An Electronic Mental Health Newsletter from Joel I. Kimmel, Ph.D., P.A. & Associates
Volume 13, Number 3

Many of our patients and friends have been to the Stoneman Douglas High School memorial and said that it should be visited by all. Others have said that they would like to see what it looks like but are unable by distance or other reasons to visit the site.

On Sunday, I visited the school along with a continuous stream of people coming to pay their respects, a Miami Dolphin, and the Coral Springs Police. The memorial was quite moving. Despite the amount of people, the area was quiet and sad. Many shed tears and brought flowers.

Incongruously, right behind the flowers and pictures is the high school, a place of learning, growth, and life. Yet this school and community has suffered a horrific tragedy. Away from the media, activists, and politicians, the 17 people who have lost their lives are being remembered by those who knew them and by those who have been touched by this heartbreak. In only one visit, one cannot take in the number of flowers, stuffed animals, and signs showing support. Yet the students have returned and are going to classes while this memorial is in front of their school.

I have taken the pictures below and could have taken many more. I post them with respect and without comment so that those who can’t visit can virtually visit and get a sense of what it is like. I have also posted a video on the KimmelPsychology facebook page.

I was touched and I encourage all of you who can to make the trip and visit this now tragic and historic site.

Pictures from the Stoneman Douglas High School Memorial

I spend my time
Thinking about you
And it’s almost driving me wild
And that’s my heart that’s breaking
Down this long distance line tonight…
— John Waite


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(Photos courtesy of Dr. Joel Kimmel)

Till April…

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