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Our mission is to prevent suicide by advocating for people  who are coping with mental illness, depression

and addiction.

HISTORY

Kiante Vernae Michael (Key-ahn-tee-ver-nay) was an intelligent, social, loyal and fun person to be in the around.  Whenever you were in her presence and had the chance to hear her raspy voice, you knew you would be surrounded by warmth and joy. Kiante was open, loving, supportive and she was REAL.
 


During Kiante's late teen years and into her early twenties, she began to battle depression, and was soon diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Kiante became reclusive, gained weight and distanced herself from friends and family. In the summer of 2014, she returned home with family and began to receive treatment for her cognitive disorder.


​A year and a half later on September 20, 2015, Kiante concluded her life. As we tried diligently to navigate the pain of tragically losing Kiante, we were also still healing from the passing of her late mother, Linda. Linda also committed suicide in 1997.


​The Kiante Vernae Foundation was founded in her honor. Our goal is to prevent other families from possibly going through the same heartache, and to also extend the lasting legacy of a legendary person. 

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COMING SOON

STATISTICS

SUICIDE IS THE 10TH LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE US

ANXIETY DISORDERS ARE THE MOST COMMON MENTAL ILLNESS IN THE U.S.

79% OF GLOBAL SUICIDES OCCUR IN LOW-MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES

Mother and Baby

10-15% U.S. WOMEN DEVELOP MAJOR POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION

CLOSE TO 800,000 PEOPLE DIE BY SUICIDE EVERY YEAR

UPCOMING EVENTS AND MEETINGS

  • Monthly Community Feeding
    Monthly Community Feeding
    Location is TBD
    May 24, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Now accepting volunteers and donations for jackets, socks, blankets and dog food
  • Let's Connect Youth Workshop
    Let's Connect Youth Workshop
    Oakland
    May 27, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Oakland, Harrison St & 19th St, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    In person Youth Mentor Program
  • Paint Where It Ain't
    TBD
    Paint Where It Ain't
    Location is TBD
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Join us at our first annual Paint Night. Here's your chance to be creative, all while supporting a great cause
  • "LETS CONNECT" YOUTH WORKSHOP
    "LETS CONNECT" YOUTH WORKSHOP
    RSVP Closed
    Details
    Apr 28, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Zoom
  • Community Feeding
    Community Feeding
    RSVP Closed
    Details
    Apr 26, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Location is TBD
  • "LETS CONNECT" YOUTH WORKSHOP
    "LETS CONNECT" YOUTH WORKSHOP
    RSVP Closed
    Details
    Dec 30, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM PST
    VIRTUAL - ZOOM
    A Three Part Workshop Series for Young Adults Ages 16-24