Behavioral Health

The State of Hawaii, Department of Health, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Division (CAHMD)

Mental health services are available through Family Guidance Centers throughout the state.  Go to the CAHMD website to find a center near you (children must attend a center in their school district) and to read more about CAHMD services. 

The CAHMD website also has more information about the minor consent law and an example of the form a minor would need to complete for insurance purposes.

The Parent Line

The Parent Line serves anyone with concerns about parenting: expectant parents and parents of children, grandparents and other caregivers, teachers, child care and health care providers, social workers and home visitors, mental health specialists, and other professionals.

Text ALOHA to 741741 for free, at any time, to connect with a Crisis Counselor.

If you or someone you know is in need of any help, call the Hawaii CARES 24/7 hotline:

808-832-3100 for Oahu and 1-800-753-6879 for neighbor islands.

As of July 16, 2022, you can now call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by dialing just 988.

This line provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Teenlink Hawaii has tips for teens to cope with suicidal thoughts, tips for helping someone who is suicidal, stories of hope and recovery, and more.

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