The Ka‘au Program for Student Mental Health & Wellness
The Ka‘au Program provides confidential, personal counseling, and community referral services to registered students. Counseling services are strength-based and solution-focused to help students manage personal life issues and navigate their college experience. Ka‘au Program also offers in-class presentations and educational services to the campus community on topics relevant to mental health. Services are free and confidential.
Student Counseling Services include
- Supportive short-term counseling
- Coping and skills development
- Crisis counseling
- Personal Wellness Screenings (Stress, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Alcohol)
- Referrals to campus and community agencies
- Workshops or presentations to campus or community groups.
- Title IX Confidential Space
Outreach Services include
- Consultation with faculty, staff, and administrators
- Tabling Events On-campus
- Classroom Presentations
The Ka’au Program is staffed by licensed mental health professionals and master’s level interns
During Business/Office Hours:
Call 911 and then campus security at (808) 734-9900. You may also go to the nearest hospital emergency room for assistance.
The Ka’au Program does not provide after-hours on-call services. If you need to talk with someone on an urgent basis, you may choose to contact one of the following 24/7 services:
- Crisis Line of Hawaiʻi:
(808) 832-3100 or 1 (800) 753-6879
Crisis Line handles all types of mental health crises and questions 24 hours a day/7 days a week and can respond appropriately to questions or concerns about suicide, dangerousness, and other mental health crisis.
- Crisis TEXT Line:
Text ‘ALOHA’ to 741741
Crisis TEXT line counselors are on-hand to provide support and assistance to texters, as well as provide local resources.