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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.