If you or someone you know are experiencing distress or a painful emotion and need support, here is a list of resources.
For immediate local assistance:
Crisis Text Line
Text ALOHA to 741741
If you prefer texting over talking or are deaf or hard of hearing, the Crisis Text Line connects you with a crisis counselor who will invite you to share at your own pace.
Hawai‘i CARES (Coordinated Access Resource Entry System)
Call 808-832-3100 (Oahu) or 1-800-753-6879 for neighbor islands
When you call Hawai’i CARES, you will be connected with a local crisis counselor who will ask a bit about you, what your needs are, and how they can help.
Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC) 24-HR Crisis Line
Call 808-531-3771 (Oahu) or 1-800-690-6200 for neighbor islands, or text 605-956-5680
Get answers to questions about domestic violence and find out ways to help or get help from the Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC). You also have the option to chat with a crisis counselor directly on the website.
Sex Abuse Treatment Center
Call 808-524-7273 (Statewide)
If you or someone you know need help involving a sexual assault, please contact the Sex Abuse Treatment Center. Crisis counselors are available 24/7 to assist with getting you the help you need. Their contact us page is also checked daily should you decide to send a message using this platform.
For immediate national assistance:
Disaster Distress Helpline
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
If you are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster, the Disaster Distress Helpline offers immediate crisis counseling. Counselors provide crisis counseling, information on how to recognize distress and its effects, tips for coping and referrals to local crisis call centers for follow-up care and support.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-8255 or Chat with Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a network of local crisis centers that provides emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Counselors will listen to you, understand how your problem is affecting you, provide support, and get you the help that you need.
Last reviewed on May 15, 2020