The state of mental health for Hawaii residents comes with good news and bad news. The good news? Hawaii generally ranks among the states with the least prevalence of mental health. The bad news? Hawaii also generally ranks among the states with the least amount of access to care. In fact, according to a State of Mental Health in America report in 2018, Hawaii ranked dead last. Some 68% of Hawaiian residents do not receive adequate care for their mental health disorders. We want to help. The following hotlines are available to all residents of the Aloha State, and the last two are available nationally. If you or someone you love needs help, please call whichever hotline is most suitable, and please call today.
Funded by the Adult Mental Health Division, Hawaii CARES provides 24/7 free access to a team of accredited mental health professionals. For residents of Oahu, call 832-3100. For residents of neighboring islands, call 1-800-753-6879.
Handsome Bugga offers youth counseling related to mental health, substance abuse, and/or social issues. They offer a hotline that can be reached by calling 575-9264.
National Rehab Hotline
Available around the clock, 365 days a year, the National Rehab Hotline is free and confidential. An accredited specialist will answer after a few short rings and be there to help you through a substance abuse or mental health crisis. Give them a call at 1-866-210-1303 today.