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Ask the Mayor: Are Mental Health Resources Available on Maui?

October 15, 2018, 3:15 PM HST
* Updated October 15, 8:59 AM
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Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his staff.

Dear Mayor Alan Arakawa,

Q: I have a family member who is suffering from mental health issues and may or may not be suicidal. Are there any resources out there for this person? Please let me know, thank you.

A: Here are some resources listed by the State Department of Health, Adult Mental Health Division. If this is a crisis situation, call the Crisis Line of Hawaii toll-free at 1 (800) 753-6879, 24 hours a day, seven days a week for assistance. If necessary, a Crisis Mobile Outreach worker can be dispatched to where the individual in need is located. Crisis Line staff may also place the individual in a Licensed Crisis Residential Service (Aloha House) where this person may temporarily reside while being treated for said crisis which does not meet the inpatient level of care. If the person in question is uninsured and wants to see if they are eligible for Adult Mental Health Division services they can call (808) 643-2643. If they are insured then follow up with their healthcare provider to find out what their options are. I hope this helps.

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Submit your questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa via email at [email protected], by phone at (808) 270-7855 or via mail to 200 S. High Street, 9th Floor, Wailuku, Hawaiʻi 96793.

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