The Miles Hall Foundation promotes initiatives that will save lives and will protect those impacted by mental illness. We believe in taking action with urgency in order to raise public awareness about mental illness and to bring about necessary change. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make measurable differences in the lives of those impacted by mental illness.
“I found out that you had to be a danger to yourself or a danger to others to get help. Preventative crisis help for someone with severe mental illness was literally impossible to find.”
If you, someone you know, or someone you see is struggling with suicidal thoughts or appears to be experiencing mental health issues, please call or text 9-8-8. By using 988 instead of 911 you will be contacting the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline instead of police and you will be connected with a trained mental health professional. You can also visit the Lifeline site from your computer or phone browser.
WHAT WE DO
Thanks to your support, The Miles Hall Foundation is achieving more with our initiatives than ever before. We are working on many impactful projects to help improve the lives of those most impacted by our broken system of public safety, mental health care, and mental health emergency response. We are proud of the progress we continue to make in Miles' name.
Supporting new laws and creating changes to local and national policies and laws that impact families, communities and people living with mental health challenges and facing racial injustices.
Changing how support is provided to families impacted by mental illness and serving as a resource to families before, during and after crisis events.
Helping students create anti-racist, safe and inclusive learning environments where all students are valued and where systemic racism, individual biases and mental health stigmas are challenged and eliminated.
Saving lives by changing policies that allow the use of excessive and lethal force by law enforcement responding to mental health crisis events.
Youth Summit 2023
BREAKING BARRIERS TO ACHIEVING BLACK EXCELLENCE
The Miles Hall Foundation & Kaiser Permanente, in partnership with the Mt. Diablo Unified School District and Diablo Valley College, presented a first-of-its-kind Youth Summit exclusively for Black young men in high school in the East Bay on November 4th, 2023.
At this free educational and interactive event, with a host of inspiring and community mentors and leaders, participants explored the importance of creative expression, authentic connections, entrepreneurship, along with physical and mental health as pathways to Black Excellence.
Learn more about our first Youth Summit, and our plans for expanding and adding more impactful events like this coming in 2024 in our blog post below.
REMEMBERING OUR LOVED ONES
The Miles Hall Foundation, with help from members of the community, purchased benches and tables and worked together to transform a small park near where Miles lived, to remember Miles, Andrew King, and Aisha Horley and other loved ones who left us too soon.
The park in Walnut Creek has now been renamed "Remembrance Park" and is a place of reflection and remembrance for many. Many people have sponsored a custom memorial brick which have been placed in the park for a loved one. Future opportunities to add more memorials are being planned.
We had pizza and cupcakes at the park on Tuesday February 15, 2023 to honor Miles' 27th birthday and dedicate the 24 new bricks recently added.
If you're in the area, please visit this special place.
Remembrance Park Walnut Creek between Lancaster & Lilac