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We are mental health professionals, family members, and members of the community who volunteer to advocate for Hawaii’s citizens on mental health issues. Our meetings are held once per month.

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Effecting Change through the Use of Motivational Interviewing: Interactive Training for Skill Development on Oahu

Training Description and Core Clinical Components Motivational interviewing, a treatment approach developed by William Miller, has been well established as an effective way to promote behavior change in individuals. Following a brief review of the fundamental MI principles and micro-skills, this experiential Introduction to MI skill development training will focus on helping clients/patients to engage in change talk, and then make commitments to make behavioral changes based on goals that…
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Kokua Life – Suicide Prevention App for Hawai’i

Kokua life is a suicide prevention app that provides users with Hawaii resources and tools related to suicide prevention. It is designed for use by both healthcare or other professionals and the general public. The app is split into sections so you can look for information on finding help for yourself or others and includes a resource directory for mental health and social service providers on each island.

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How our council works

Our council exists to serve as a voice for Hawaii’s citizens. Through our monthly meetings, we invite all members of the community – from family members, to government officials, or experts in their fields, to come and share insights and concerns about the issues most affecting our island communities.

Our advocacy efforts often take many forms – we write letters, support bills in the legislature, or simply help connect you to where you need to go given the complexities and wide range of government services.

Serve on our council

Help others and give something back. I guarantee you will discover that while public service improves the lives and the world around you, its greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring to your own life.

Join us to serve as a voice for all who have been diagnosed with mental illness throughout our island community.