The Hawai'i State Department of Education is here to help support student mental health and well-being through an array of school and community-based resources. We strive to cultivate safe and supportive environments to ensure every student has what they need to thrive and reach their full potential.
The Here to Help logo was created to visually represent this commitment. The place marker—an upside-down tear shape—is a commonly used symbol on maps to identify where something can be found. Kalo, the official state plant of Hawai'i, "expresses the spiritual and physical well-being" of Hawai'i's people, and also "symbolizes the environmental, social and cultural values important to the State." Together, these two images convey a message of being present for students in the development of their well-being.
If you are interested in learning more about school-based well-being and mental health support and services, reach out to your school's main office or contact: Hawai'i Keiki Hotline at (844) 436-3888 (toll-free) to access assistance.
If in crisis, don't hesitate, reach out to:
- Crisis Text Line text ALOHA to 741741
- Hawai'i CARES at 808-832-3100 (O'ahu) or 1-800-753-6879 for neighbor islands
- or 911