Counseling Services

Suicide Prevention

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-TALK (8255)

24-Hour Crisis Text Line: Text "HELLO" or "ALOHA" or 741-741.

Crisis Line of Hawaiʻi: 1-800-753-6879
If you call this number from a phone with an out of state number, you will be routed to a crisis support center local to that area code. Please ask to be connected to someone in Hawaiʻi. You can also call (808) 832-3100 to connect directly to Hawaiʻi.

Other Crisis/Emergency Resources



LGBQT Resources

  • The Trevor Project 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386). Chat and Text also available.
    • 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people ages 13 to 24.
  • GLBT National Hotline 1-888-843-4564
    • (M-F 4-12 pm; Sat 12-5 pm)
  • Fenway Peer Listening Line 1-800-399-PEER (7337)

If your situation is an emergency, please call 911, Campus Security at (808) 974-7911, or go to the emergency room.

Concerned about a student

If a student displays behaviors that indicate he or she may be considering self-harm and would like help, help the student call Counseling Services at (808) 932-7465 during office hours and indicate that there is an emergency. Walk with the student to Counseling Services if possible.

For after hours services, refer the student to the Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255. If possible, stay with the student until someone arrives from Crisis Mobile Outreach.

For actively suicidal students and/or those refusing help, call UH Hilo Campus Security (808) 974-7911 or 911.

Suicide Warning Signs

These signs may mean that someone is at risk for suicide. Risk is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss or change.

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself.
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online, stockpiling medications, or buying a gun.
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
  • Talking about being a burden to others.
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.
  • Sleeping too much or too little.
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated.
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
  • Displaying extreme mood swings.

The information above is from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Web Resources

Seize the Awkward
How to start the conversation and help someone you are concerned about.

For Those Considering Suicide

How to Help Someone who is Suicidal

Facebook Suicide Prevention Center
Find out how to get help for yourself or what to do when a friend posts something about suicide or self-injury.

Instagram Self-Injury Support and Report Center
Find out what to do if you are worried about someone after they have shared content around self-injury or suicide.

Mayo Clinic Teen Suicide Prevention Video
This short video describes how to act around anyone you care about who might be depressed or considering suicide. It includes signs to watch for, how to ask, what to say, and how to get help.

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