Many people are experiencing stress from the COVID-19 pandemic, and resources are available to help.
- Stress can include: Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones, your financial situation or job, or loss of support services you rely on. Feeling anxious, overwhelmed or sad. Changes in sleep or eating patterns. Difficulty sleeping or concentrating. Feeling isolated and lonely. Feeling of loss (grief) that persists or worsens over time. Worsening of chronic health problems. Worsening of mental health conditions. Increased use of tobacco, and/or alcohol or other substances.
- If any of these issues apply to you or those you know, please see mental health resources below for further mental/behavioral health resources. You are not alone and we are here to help.
– Guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be found here.
– If you feel sick and/or think you may have come into contact with COVID-19, self-isolate and contact your healthcare provider.
Mental Health Resources:
- If you are experiencing an emergency or believe you are a danger to yourself and/or others, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
- Enrolled students at the following University of Hawaiʻi campuses may contact the identified resources for mental health support:
Hawaiʻi Community College Mental Wellness and Personal Development Service
Honolulu Community College Wellness Center
Kapiʻolani Community College Ka‘au Program for Student Mental Health and Wellness
Kauaʻi Community College Mental Health Counseling
Leeward Community College Counseling
UH Hilo Aʻoaʻo Pili Ola Counseling Services
UH Mānoa Counseling and Student Development Center
UH Maui College Personal Support Counseling
UH West Oʻahu Health and Wellness
Windward Community College Mental Health and Wellness
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1-800-273-8255 or Lifeline Crisis Chat https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
- Hawai‘i CARES Hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Call and referral center for behavioral health related services including crisis intervention, substance use disorder, and mental health services
Neighbor islands: 1-800-753-6879
- Crisis Text Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
TextALOHA to 741741
- The Disaster Distress Helpline
- WorkLife Hawaii
Confidential, short-term professional counseling services to state of Hawaii employees who may be experiencing personal problems that are affecting job performance