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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.

UH Hilo Suicide Prevention Program

Na Kia'i O Ke Ola Guardians of Life UH Hilo Suicide Prevention Program In Spring 2019, the UH Hilo Suicide Prevention Program conducted a student wellbeing survey and 7 focus groups. Find out more by reading a short summary and checking out the results.

To begin to address the needs identified in the survey and focus groups:

  • Heartmath biofeedback stations were placed around campus
  • Mindfulness classes are being offered
  • Walk-in Wednesdays have been initiated at Counseling Services
  • A stigma-reduction and help-seeking campaign logo and slogan design contest will involve students in the development of campus appropriate materials
  • Student, faculty and staff training materials are being reviewed with student participation
  • Art, music, safety, and basic needs are being considered in prevention education and awareness events and efforts

The UH Hilo Suicide Prevention Program includes prevention programming, events, and training, such as QPR Gatekeeper Training.

September 2020 Suicide Prevention Month

Check-in Resource Table

Sign-Making and Sign-Waving

Make (or bring your own) and wave your own awareness signs in observance of World Suicide Prevention Day.

Sign-Making Time: 10 am- 12 pm 09/09/2020 Location: CC-301

Sign-Waving Time: 3:30- 5pm 09/09/2020 Corner of Kapiolani St. and Kawili St.

Hosted by: Shaila Apele & Raynell Espaniola

Sign-making & sign-waving

World Suicide Prevention Day

My story Isn't Over


Relaxation Station

Pottery Making

Overwhelmed? Feeling Stressed out? Come participate in relaxing activities designed to help you cope with stress and ease your worries.

Time: 1:00- 2:30 pm 09/14/2020 Location: CC-301

Hosted by: Shaila Apele & Davalynn Souza

air pottery

Pottery making and Painting

Virtual RS- Lokahi Wheel

A practice based on the Hawaiian value Lokahi to finding balance and unity in all aspects of your life in order to improve your overall well-being.

Time: 10:30 am- 11:30 am 09/18/2020 Via Zoom (Pre-registration required)

Hosted by: Raynell Espaniola & Candice Miner-Ching

Lokahi Wheel Flyer

Canvas/ Pottery Painting

Overwhelmed? Feeling Stressed out? Come participate in relaxing activities designed to help you cope with stress and ease your worries.

Time: 1:00- 2:30 pm 09/23/2020 Location: CC-301

Hosted by: Shaila Apele & Davalynn Souza

painting

Canvas Painting


QPR Gatekeeper Training

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR), is an evidence-based suicide prevention program that teaches people how to become suicide prevention gatekeepers. Gatekeepers know the risk factors and warning signs of suicide and how to ask if a person is thinking of suicide. They also are able to persuade the person to get help, and refer him or her to appropriate resources.

Students will be trained to recognize the signs of suicide, Question & determine intent, persuade person to accept help, and refer person to resources.

Time: 11:30 am- 1:00 pm Location: UCB 100 (Pre-registration required)

Hosted by: Yolisa Duley


Community of Hei

Time: 12:00- 1:00 pm Location: Campus Center

Hosted by: Malu Dudoit & Yolisa Duley


Virtual Guest Speaker Ka'ala Souza

Kaʻala Souza, speaking On Being Personally Resilient and Aligned in Pono. When we are Pono, we find the resiliency and balance we're searching for.

Time: 12:30 pm- 2:00 pm Via Zoom (Pre-registration required)

Hosted by: Isaiah Lincoln

Ka'ala Souza Flyer

Please contact Student Health and Wellness Programs for more information:

Phone: (808) 932-7458
Email: chps@hawaii.edu