November 2021 Stall Talk
Student Health and Wellness Programs Stall Talk: Kindness
Aloha kekahi i kekahi:
Love one another.
- ‘Ōlelo No‘eau
What is kindness? The act of being compassionate, friendly, and generous.
How do random acts of kindness increase a person’s sense of happiness?
- Kindness can promote gratitude, increasing your awareness around your own good fortune.
- Kindness promotes empathy and compassion; which in turn, leads to a sense of interconnectedness
- Kindness is potent in strengthening a sense of community and belonging.
- Kindness enhances both physical and mental health. It has been seen to increase positivity and can lessen pain.
A study of Japanese undergraduates found that students’ level of happiness and gratitude increased when they counted the number of kind acts that they performed.
Want to connect more? Take a photo of yourself giving or receiving an act of kindness and tag us on Instagram @uhh_shwp to receive a free pair of blue-light blocking glasses (must be on campus to pick up glasses).
Possible kind acts: Picking up trash, donating clothes/food, giving someone something unexpected, or leaving a positive note for someone. The possibilities are endless!
In an emergency, call 911
- UH Hilo Counseling Services (808) 932-7465
- Student Services Center E-203 7:45 am to 4:30 pm
- Student Medical Services (808) 932-7369
- Campus Center 212
- UH Hilo Confidential Advocate, Kekai Lindsey (808) 932-7958
- UH Hilo Security (808) 974-7911
Crisis Resources and Support
- Crisis Line of Hawaii (24-hour, 7 days a week) 1-(800) 753-6879
- Crisis Text Line Text "ALOHA" to 741741
- YWCA 24-Hour Sexual Assault Hotline: (808) 935-0677
Follow us on Instagram @UHH_SHWP UH Hilo is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Institution. Stall Talks are available in an alternate format.