IT ALL STARTS WITH A CONVERSATION
WHERE CAN I GET HELP
DURING AN EMERGENCY?
The following resources can help you or a loved one in time of a mental health crisis.
All are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW
IS IN IMMEDIATE DANGER
Call 911 immediately. Tell the operator there is a mental health crisis, explain the current situation, and share the person’s mental health history.
The National Crisis Text Line
The Crisis Text Line
provides support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through text messaging for those in crisis. Text "ALOHA" to 741741 from anywhere in the United States to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.
(Message and data rates may apply)
I NEED HELP FOR MYSELF
If you have had thoughts about harming yourself, the time to get help is now. Remember, there's no shame in getting help. The following articles will help you get started.
Create a Safety Plan
A Safety Plan is a list of things to help reduce a person’s risk of suicide. This is a tool to help those who struggle with suicidal thoughts or thoughts about harming themselves and help them survive.
When we are stressed, we may experience symptoms of anxiety, worry, and/or withdrawal, and we may even start taking actions to escape the stressful feelings. That is why it’s so important to practice self-care.
Mental Health America of Hawaii offers the only comprehensive directory of human services in the state. Browse the directory to find services that are helpful to you. You may even find resources that you didn’t know existed.
I NEED HELP FOR SOMEONE ELSE
If there's someone you know that is struggling and might have thought or talked about hurting themselves, here are some things to help you help them.
Some people will exhibit particular warning signs when they are thinking about suicide. Please note that warning signs do not automatically mean a person is going to attempt suicide, but they should be taken seriously.
After a Suicide Attempt
When someone you know attempts or dies by suicide, or harms themselves, it can have a traumatic effect that impacts your life in negative ways. It can also put you at increased risk for having suicidal thoughts.
GET IN TOUCH WITH MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA OF HAWAII
This site and all of its contents are a product of Mental Health America of Hawaii.
Mental Health America of Hawaii is here to promote mental wellness through education, advocacy, and service. If you want assistance in getting help for mental health issues (services, programs, etc.), please call us or email us through the information below. Our office staff is available Monday through Friday from 9am-4:30pm.
Statewide Office on Oahu: (808) 521-1846
Maui County Office on Maui: (808) 242-6461