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Project Kealahou Closing, To Reopen as Kealahou Services
September 20, 2016
Project Kealahou will close on Sept. 29, 2016, and will be re-opening as Kealahou Services. Mahalo nui loa for those who came to our closing and “share-out” event, What Works With Girls. Click here for our final outcomes data presentation.   Please contact … Continue reading

Sarah Riddle, PK Youth, Named Outstanding Youth Consumer Advocate
May 12, 2015
Sarah Riddle, 17, has lived with major depression and severe anxiety.  For the last year, she has been speaking out as an advocate for increased awareness of youth mental health issues with Project Kealahou and the Child and Adolescent Mental Health … Continue reading

Hawaii Department of Health Presents Progress in Children’s Mental Health; Kaiser Permanente Presents $20,000 to Hawaii Department of Health for Children’s Mental Health Programs
April 13, 2015
STATE OF HAWAII, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                  Hawaii Department of Health Presents Progress in  Children’s Mental Health; Kaiser Permanente Presents $20,000 to Hawaii Department of Health for Children’s Mental Health Programs   HONOLULU – Hawaii youth who have … Continue reading

Ola Lokahi Article (HI Dept. of Health Newsletter): Hawaii Department of Health Establishes Friends of Children’s Mental Health; Kaiser Permanente Gives $20,000 Grant to Support Programs
March 19, 2015
Hawaii youth who have experienced trauma and need mental health and other services but may have difficulty accessing  care from traditional sources now have an easier way to receive the help they need. Friends of Children’s Mental Health, a 501(c)3 … Continue reading

Project Kealahou Presented with Gold & Bronze ECCO Awards from Substance Abuse & Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
July 17, 2014
Gold ECCO Award: A Path Out of the Storm — Project Kealahou’s PSA for Hawaii Girls Project Kealahou created a PSA aimed at teenage girls between the ages of 11 and 18 to reinforce the message of hope and healing … Continue reading

Video: Governor Abercrombie Signs Bills Protecting Keiki
July 03, 2014
Governor Abercrombie Signs Bills Protecting Keiki, including House Bill 2037 (Relating to Project Kealahou). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD_oNRKPOsg

Krystalynn Kado, Former PK Peer Support Specialist, Named Outstanding Youth Consumer Advocate
May 14, 2014
Mental Health America of Hawai`i’s Annual Luncheon Mahalo Award Winners – See more at: http://www.mentalhealthamericanofhawaii.wildapricot.org/award-winners#sthash.sEZh9bOj.dpuf Outstanding Youth Mental Health Consumer Advocate Krystalynn Kado Krystalynn Kado is no stranger to adversity. She has firsthand experience with trauma, mental illness and loss. … Continue reading

Lesley Slavin, PK Grant-Writer and Consultant, Named Outstanding Government Mental Health Leader
May 14, 2014
              As Clinical Director of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division of the Hawaii Department of Health, she has championed and taken on some of the most difficult issues facing young people who … Continue reading

Seeds of Joy
March 06, 2014
By Jake New Overview Three years ago, the Sendai area of Japan was destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami. Two dozen teenagers from a local high school were sent to Hawaii to recover from the trauma. The host families that … Continue reading

Star-Advertiser Editorial: Change how we handle runaways
January 30, 2014
The incident at Roosevelt High School on Tuesday, a frightening episode that ended when police shot a knife-wielding teen, generated headlines nationally. It also should spark a discussion locally about how Hawaii uses law enforcement and social services to solve … Continue reading