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
To provide mental health and wellness services that support the well-being, academic, and social-emotional growth of students; and to educate the campus community about mental health and wellness.
In respect to the COVID-19 prevention protocols, the Ka‘au Program will continue to provide counseling and support services to registered students primarily via phone and Zoom. To contact the Ka‘au Program for support and/or to schedule a Zoom or phone meeting, please submit a completed Contact Form.
For more information:
Confidentiality cannot be guaranteed across email and phone systems so please be mindful of the details that you provide via these platforms.
The Ka‘au Program’s appointment hours are Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and closed on weekends and holidays.
IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY
Call 911 or Campus Security at
There are also COMMUNITY RESOURCES that are available to assist 24/7:
- State of Hawaiʻi’s Crisis Line of Hawai‘i:
(808) 832-3100 or (800) 753-6879 (from neighbor islands)
- Crisis TEXT Line:
Text ALOHA to 741741
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA)
Disaster Distress Hotline: (800) 985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.
- Domestic Violence Action Center: O‘ahu Helpline
Toll-Free Helpline: (800) 690-6200
- Free Coaching Apps
We understand that this is a particularly stressful time. Aloha United Way 211 specialists are working to assist the community with resources and service referrals during this challenging time. Call 211 (7 a.m. -10 p.m., 7 days a week)
Telehealth services may be available, at no charge to you. Please check with your insurance provider for details and eligibility.
Free, anonymous, and confidential mental health screenings are available online.
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.
- (808) 734-9585
- Contact Form
Forms & Documents
- Informed Consent (pdf)
- Telehealth Addendum (pdf)
- Student Information Section I (pdf)
- Student Information Section II (pdf)
- Program Evaluation
- Release of Information (pdf)