UH Hilo COVID-19 Guidelines

VIII. Promoting Wellness and Mental Health

These guidelines are interim only and are subject to revision, until we can complete consultation with the unions.

The COVID-19 outbreak may cause individuals to experience stress that can be overwhelming. Stress can manifest in various forms, including:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • feeling overwhelmed or sad
  • fear and worry about the health of you and your friends and family
  • changes in sleep or eating patterns
  • difficulty sleeping or concentrating
  • worsening of chronic health problems and mental health conditions
  • increased use of alcohol or drugs

A. Coping with Stress

B. 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.
    • Hilo Medical Center, (808) 932-3000, 1190 Waianuenue St, Hilo, HI 96720
    • Urgent Care, (808) 969-3051, 670 Kekuanaoa St, Hilo, HI 96720
    • Hale Ho'ola Hamakua, (808) 932-4100, 45-547 Plumeria St, Honoka‘a, HI 96727
    • Ka‘u Hospital, (808) 932-4200, 1 Kamani St, Pahala, HI 96777
    • North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital, (808) 885-4444, 67-1125 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kamuela, HI 96743
    • Kohala Hospital, (808) 889-6211, 54-383 Hospital Road, Kapa‘au, HI 96755
    • Kona Community Hospital, (808) 322-9311, 79-1019 Haukapila St, Kealakekua, HI 96750
  • The University's Employee Assistance Program , Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m

    • Employee Assistance of the Pacific: 808-597-8222 or Toll-Free (877) 597-8222
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    • 1-800-273-8255
  • State CARES Hotline (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

    • O‘ahu: (808) 832-3100; Neighbor Islands: 1-800-753-6879
  • Crisis Text Line

    • Text “HELLO” or “ALOHA” to 741-741
  • The Disaster Distress Helpline

    • 1-800-985-5990 or Text TalkWithUS to 66746