Faculty and Staff Red Folder
On this page:
- Student Support Services Program: (808) 932-7475
- Kīpuka Native Hawaiian Student Center: (808) 932-7418, email@example.com
- Disability Services: (808) 932-7623, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Women’s Center: (808) 932-7381, email@example.com
- LGBTQ+ Center: (808) 932-7445, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Student Medical Services: (808) 932-7369, email@example.com
- Counseling Services: (808) 932-7465, firstname.lastname@example.org
- International Student Support Services: (808) 932-7467
- Pacific Islander Student Center: (808) 932-7718
- Care Team: (808) 932-7445, email@example.com
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (nami) Hawaiʻi: (808) 591-1297, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mental Health America of Hawaiʻi: 1-800-753-6879
- ʻOhana Counseling Services Substance Abuse Treatment: (808) 935-4412, email@example.com
- vet center, hilo: (808) 933-6030 food basket
- Hawaiʻi Care Choices Bereavement Team: (808) 969-1733
- Homelessness Hope Services Hawaiʻi: (808) 935-3050, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Child & Family Services Hale ʻOhana Domestic Abuse Shelter: (808) 959-8864
- Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) East Hawaiʻi: (808) 961-6133, email@example.com
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-talk (8255)
- Crisis Text Line: Text "aloha" to 741741
- Crisis Line of Hawaiʻi: 1-800-753-6879
- YWCA Sexual Assault Support Services Crisis Line: (808) 935-0677
- Seizetheawkward.org - How to have a conversation with a friend about their mental health
- Thetrevorproject.org - Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ
- Loveisrespect.org - Educate and empower youth to end dating abusive relationships
- Halfofus.com - Connect college students to resources for mental health issues
- Mindwise - Anonymous screenings to determine if a college student should seek counseling.
- Ulifeline - Anonymous online resource center for college students. Includes self evaluator.
Assisting Students in Distress
- Be Private- Speak to the student in private and remind them that you can be private but not confidential.
- Safety First- The welfare of the campus community should always be top priority. Listen Sensitively and Carefully- Use a calm voice and non threatening body language. Maintain eye contact and avoid judgmental or threatening responses.
- Be Empathetic- Allow the student to discuss their thoughts and feelings, which often helps relieve pressure. Try to validate the students feelings and do not minimize them.
- Be Proactive- Early intervention is best; engage a student as soon as you notice something.
- Be Direct- Don’t be afraid to ask the question. Ask students directly if they’re under the influence, feeling confused or thinking of harming themselves. If the person is suicidal, do not leave them alone.
- Follow Through- Direct a student to the appropriate resource. Give them information about the Counseling Center and offer to walk them over.
- Consult and refer- Always share concerning interactions with your supervisor or consult Counseling Services/CARE team.
- Follow up- Reach out to the student soon after to check in with them.
- Threat of suicide
- Threat of harming others
- Threat of a weapon
- Discrimination, violence, or harassment towards a student.