Student Health and Wellness Programs

September 2020 Stall Talk

Student Health and Wellness Programs

September is Suicide Prevention Month!

Pūpūkāhi I Holomua.
(By working together we make progress.) - ʻŌlelo Noʻeau

Warning Signs of At-Risk Suicide

  • Appearing depressed or sad most of the time
  • Talking about suicide or wanting to end their life
  • Isolating from family and friends
  • Feeling worthless, ashamed, or rejected
  • Losing interest in favorite activities
  • Giving away valued possessions
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Disheveled physical appearance

If you are feeling depressed: talk to a friend, professor, staff or call a hotline to speak with someone immediately.

Reach out to someone today. It could save their life.

  • Invite them to talk with you
  • Send them an encouraging message
  • Listen to what they say without judging
  • Stay with them
  • Suggest an activity
  • Walk them to Counseling Services
  • Submit a concern to CARE Team

Not sure how to reach out?
Below are some helpful resources to provide guidance on how to properly approach and talk to someone who may be showing signs mentioned above.

  • QPR Training: This program features a 3 step process to help someone who may be thinking of suicide. Through Questions, we can Persuade someone to seek professional support and then Refer them to that agency.
    • In person trainings are offered monthly
  • Kognito: This program combines the science of learning, the art of conversation, and the power of gaming technology to help users learn techniques to help change lives.
    • Virtual training can be accessed at any time

Emergency Information

In an emergency:
Call 911 or
Campus Security:
(808) 974-7911 (x7911 campus phone)

Crisis Line of Hawaiʻi:
1-(800) 753-6879
(Available 24-hours, 7 days a week)

Hawaiʻi Crisis Text Line:
Text "ALOHA" to 741741

YWCA 24-hour Sexual Assault Hotline:
(808) 935-0677

Counseling Services:
(808) 932-7465
SSC E-203

Student Medical Services :
(808) 932-7369
CC 212

UH Hilo CARE Team:
Christopher Holland , Dean of Students

UH Hilo Title IX Office:
Jenna Waipa
(808) 932-7642

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