D. Hope Miller Foundation

Unfortunately our 24 hour hotline is closed until further notice. Due to high call volumes and limited staff we are no longer open weekends.  If you have a medical emergency please dial 9-1-1


Mental Health for adolescents

We are a community based Non-Profit organization providing culturally competent services to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and it's impact on adolescents, their families, and their communities.

Through education, prevention, intervention and promotion we can achieve optimal mental health. We provide resources, referrals, advocacy and case management. We believe that everyone deserves adequate access to the support and services that they need and deserve.

You are not alone. If you don't know where to start, let us help! Give us a call now 24/7
Mental Illness does not discriminate... It affects people of all ages, genders, sexual orientation, and ethnicities.

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Helpful Mental Health terms to know...

Mental Health refers to one's psychological, cognitive, behavioral, emotional and social well-being. Below are some helpful mental health terms to know and their meaning.

Mental Health Promotion
  • Intervening to optimize positive mental health by addressing determinants of positive mental health before a problem is identified
  • Enhancing an individual's ability to achieve developmentally appropriate tasks
  • Encourage and increase protective factors and healthy behaviors that can help prevent the onset of a diagnosable mental disorder and reduce risk factors that can lead to the development of a mental disorder
Mental Health Prevention
  • Intervening to minimize mental health problems by addressing determinants of mental health problems before a problem is identified
  • Minimizing the impact of risk factors
  • Modifying risk exposure and strengthening coping mechanisms of the individual
  • Aim to reduce the incidence, prevalence and recurrence of mental health disorders


Mental Health Intervention
  • Staged approach designed to encourage individuals who are experiencing mental health problems/symptoms to seek treatment
  • Identifying and providing effective early support to at-risk adolescents
  • Interfering with the course or outcome of a condition or process to prevent mental illness or improve mental health


Mental Health Treatment
  • Process of providing treatment for the psychological, social, physical and social needs
  • Service, treatment or procedures to diagnose, maintain or treat an individual's mental health or mental conditions
  • Delivery of clinical services for the purpose of addressing a mental health disorder
Mental Health Awareness
  • Increases understanding of Mental Health
  • An ongoing effort to reduce the stigma around mental illness and mental health conditions
  • Acceptance and love rather than judgement and shame
  • Increases the chance for early intervention and prevention
Mental Health Advocacy
  • Ensuring access to care, easing the burden of navigating the healthcare system, mobilizing resources, influencing health policies and creating system change
  • Explaining mental health information to clients and helping them make informed decisions
  • Researching current mental health policies and learning how proposed policy changes will affect people with mental health issues