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24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week Crisis Support
Survivor support

Counseling services for survivors of past sexual or physical misconduct or abuse by a KS employee, volunteer or contractor: 1 (888) 961-9273

Counseling and additional assistance
KS Kapālama Counseling KS Maui Counseling
  • Middle School: (808) 572‑4254
  • High School: (808) 573‑7236
KS Hawai‘i Counseling
  • Preschool administration — Director’s office: (808) 534‑8305
Kūamahi community education programs
  • Kūamahi Operations Department: (808) 534‑8351
Teen online resources
Tips to help you stay in good mental shape

Although not a substitute for treatment, the following tips can be helpful for people experiencing distress. If you are worried about a friend, reach out to a trusted adult for additional support. You are not alone.

Exercise — Exercise helps both physically and mentally.

Relax — Learn deep breathing techniques; consider trying yoga or mediation.

Get enough sleep — Try to get eight to nine hours of sleep each night.

No alcohol and drugs — Do not use alcohol, nicotine or other drugs to “self-treat” anxiety.

Reduce caffeine intake — Caffeine makes your heart race, which can make anxiety worse.

Eat a well-balanced diet — Eating healthy, well-balanced meals and avoiding junk food when possible keeps you in your best form, so you’re better able to cope with anxiety-provoking situations.

Create a support network — Talk to friends, family, kumu or a counselor that you can trust. If you’re worried about a friend, reach out to a trusted adult for additional support. You are not alone. It’s OK not to be OK.

Learn to manage your time — Putting tasks off can become overwhelming. Get organized and review your daily tasks each morning. Break larger, more intimidating tasks down into smaller steps. Focus on one step at a time. Learn to do the most important things first.

Challenge your perfectionism — Chill out, praise yourself for trying. It's OK not to be OK.

Use your safety plan — If you have a safety plan already developed, utilize the steps within your plan to help with your coping strategies. If you’d like to create one, talk to your Behavioral Health Specialist.

Apps for older kids:

Tapping Solutions
Tapping meditations to release stress and find balance.

Self-care bullet journal with goals, mood diary and happiness tracker.

What’s Up?
A free app that uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help you cope with depression, anxiety and stress. Available in the App Store and on Google Play.

Self-Help for Anxiety Management (SAM)
Build your own 24-hour anxiety toolkit and learn 25 different self-help techniques.

How We Feel
A journal for your wellbeing

Worry Watch

Scientifically proven strategies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking.

Spiritune combines principles of music therapy and neuroscience to help you feel great, focus better, and relax easily.

Relax With AJ Lite
The pace of life and change can be overwhelming. We all need to slow down sometimes, to relax, to unwind.

Smiling Mind: Resilient Families Program
Supporting kids to build resilience and wellbeing through learning, practicing and developing emotional regulation, coping strategies and social skills.

3 Good Things, A happiness journal
The 3 Good Things app is an easy-to-use online gratitude journal that lets you jot down three things each day that have gone well or have made you happy. Live Better With Music
At, we believe in the self-healing power of music that can help us connect to our own humanity.

Apps for younger kids:

Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame
Adorable monster de-stresses kids with Sesame Street style.

myKinCloud: Family Mindfulness
Private social network for yoga, meditation, connection.

Cosmic Kids Yoga
Popular yoga and mindfulness videos for kids.

Mindful Powers
Empowering kids to bring balance to their lives.

Mindfulness apps:

Universal Breathing Pranayama Lite
An app to teach your body how to breathe properly. Available in the App Store and on Google Play .

Simple app to help guide you through deep breathing exercises.

Learn the skills of mindfulness and meditation through short daily exercises.

This app provides guided meditations, sleep stories and breathing exercises.

General Mental Health Videos: