Suicide prevention is vital in saving lives, supporting mental health, reducing stigma, fostering community unity, preserving cultural values, and building resilience. It’s essential for the well-being of individuals and the Molokaʻi community as a whole.
To mālama (take care of), hoʻomana (empower) us and our ‘ohana, to work towards reducing the suicide rate on Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi. To strengthen our physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental wellbeing to achieve Mauli Ola.
To support those who are having thoughts of suicide or who have been impacted by suicide (attempting or losing a loved one to suicide) in three major areas:
1. Primary Prevention: provide and facilitate access to education and resources.
2. Secondary Prevention: provide and facilitate access to clinical services through Nā Puʻuwaiʻs Behavioral Health program and our integrative, comprehensive health services and programs based on Native Hawaiian cultural practices and tradition.
3. Tertiary Prevention: Support groups for individuals and families impacted by suicide.
Mental/Behavioral Health Providers (in-person and telehealth)
Hawaii Cares Suicide and Crisis Line
National Suicide and Crisis Line
YouthLine: Teen to Teen Crisis Support and Help Line
No Shame Get Help
Suicide Warning Signs To Be Aware Of
Risk Factors and Protective Factors
Help Someone who is Struggling Emotionally or Having a Hard Time
Coping after Suicide Loss
10 Ways to Support a Loved One Who has Lost Someone to Suicide
Mental Health Myths and Facts
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Mental Health America of Hawai’i
Hawai’i Pro Bono Mental Health Center
Safety Plan Template