Hoʻomana Ola

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. 

Vision Statement

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.

Mission Statement

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.