Crisis services

I am (or someone I know is) experiencing a mental health crisis. Who can I call?

Hawaii CARES provides a team of locally-based trained and experienced professionals to help individuals in times of a mental health crisis. Hawaii CARES team members are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. On Oahu, call at (808) 832-3100. On the neighbor islands, call toll-free at 1-800-753-6879.

If you are experiencing an emergency or believe you are a danger to yourself and/or others, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room for immediate assistance.

For more information about Hawaii CARES, please visit the Hawaii CARES website.

Find more resources on suicide prevention.

Mental health

National Alliance on Mental Health – NAMI Hawaii

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Adult Mental Health Division – AMHD

Provides mental health treatment services to persons with serious, persistent mental illness, in severe acute mental health crisis, or experiencing stress from disasters. Also provides outreach dispatch, access into Hawaii State Hospital and schedules mental health assessment appointments.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division – CAMHD

Provides case management services to children and youth ages 3-20 with complex emotional and behavioral problems. Case management and clinical support is provided by the Family Guidance Centers (FGC) and clinical treatment for youth with complex emotional and behavioral problems is provided through CAMHD’s contracted service providers.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division – ADAD

The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division is the primary and often sole source of public funds for substance abuse treatment.

Mental Health America

Mental Health America is a leader in mental health support, recovery and advocacy.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – SAMHSA

SAMHSA leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

Special Parent Information Network – SPIN

A parent-to-parent organization in Hawaii that provides information, support and referral to parents of children and young adults with disabilities and the professionals who serve them.

United Self-Help

United Self-Help is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote mental health through education and mutual support.

Help Your Keiki

A website for parents, by parents in collaboration with the State of Hawaii’s Evidence Based Services Committee. Parents and caregivers can use this website at every stage of addressing their child’s difficulties.