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Crisis call lines
Crisis text lines
  • ALOHA to 741741
  • ANSWER to 839863
  • TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200
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

In non-emergency situations, students can utilize the Hi‘ikua Student Helpline to report any issues they are not comfortable bringing to their principals or counselors.

KS Kapālama Counseling KS Maui Counseling
  • Middle School: (808) 572‑4254
  • High School: (808) 573‑7236
KS Hawai‘i Counseling
Preschools
  • Preschool administration — Director’s office: (808) 534‑8305
Kūamahi community education programs
  • Kūamahi Operations Department: (808) 534‑8351
Teen online resources
  • teenLink Hawai‘i 
    Provides an effective youth-focused program promoting positive youth development through peer leadership and support, access to relevant information and resources, and connection to a caring social network
  • NS Teens
    Teaches tweens and teens about making safer choices online.
  • Thatʻs Not Cool
    Support material and helpful tips on engaging teens and decreasing teen dating violence.
  • Guide to cyberbullying: Awareness and prevention
    Information and resources on cyberbullying, including tips for parents 
  • stopbullying.gov
    Information on preventing and responding to bullying
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.

FREE AND HELPFUL APPS
Apps for older kids:

Tapping Solutions

Tapping Solutions

Tapping meditations to release stress and find balance.

Daylio

Daylio

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

What’s Up?

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)

Self-Help for Anxiety Management (SAM)

Build your own 24-hour anxiety toolkit and learn 25 different self-help techniques.

MY3

MY3

This app has you pick three trusted contacts that you feel comfortable reaching out to when down and creates a safety plan.

 
 

 

Apps for younger kids:

 

Positive Penguins

Positive Penguins

An app to teach you how to catch your thinking and challenge it to be more optimistic, resilient and mindful.

Mindful Powers

Mindful Powers

Empowering kids to bring balance to their lives.

iTouchiLearn Feelings for Preschool Kids

iTouchiLearn Feelings for Preschool Kids

Empowering kids to bring balance to their lives.

 

Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame

Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame

Adorable monster de-stresses kids with Sesame Street style.

Mind Yeti

Mind Yeti

Calming app with cute characters helps center kids.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Popular yoga and mindfulness videos for kids.

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Mindfulness apps:

 

Universal Breathing Pranayama Lite

Universal Breathing Pranayama Lite

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

iBreathe

iBreathe

Simple app to help guide you through deep breathing exercises.

Headspace

Headspace

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

Calm

Calm

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

 

Mindfulness videos:

 


Kawaiaha‘o Plaza

567 South King St
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 523-6200

KS Hawai‘i

16-716 Volcano Rd
Kea‘au, HI 96749
(808) 982-0000

KS Kapālama

1887 Makuakāne St
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 842-8211

KS Maui

275 ‘A‘apueo Pkwy
Pukalani, HI 96768
(808) 572-3100