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Mental Health and Wellness

Feeling Stressed? Overwhelmed? Not Sure Where To Turn?

Free and Confidential mental health services are available to Leeward CC students. Online and Face-to-Face appointments are available Monday – Friday.

Lori Lum, Licensed Mental Health Professional at Leeward CC

Should you need to talk to someone about your mental health and wellness, please contact Lori Lum by email or phone at (808) 455-0652. You can also schedule a mental health appointment with her through Star Balance.

Your safety is our priority. If you are having thoughts of suicide or seriously injuring or hurting others, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room immediately. For urgent mental health needs, there are free community resources that are available and ready to assist you 24/7.

Lori Lum
Licensed Mental Health Professional at Leeward CC
Phone: (808) 455-0652

Helpful Links

Aloha United Way 211 specialists are working to assist the community with resources and referrals to services.

How Right Now has helpful inspiration and resources for caring for our well-being.

Mental Health and COVID-19 Information and Resources

Mental Health America’s free online screening provides a quick and easy way to determine if you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition.

Leeward Community College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability in its programs and activities. Details of our non-discrimination under Title IX and for CTE program. The complete nondiscrimination policy may be found at https://www.leeward.hawaii.edu/policies-nondiscr-aa.

If you have difficulty understanding English you may request language assistance services such as interpretation or translation services. These services are available free of charge. For more information view our Notice of Language Assistance.

“Kū Makani – The Hawai’i Resiliency Project”

The Hawai‘i Department of Health, in collaboration with CARE Hawaii, launched a new crisis counseling assistance program that offers counseling, education, information, and resource navigation while promoting healthy coping, empowerment, and resilience. Services are available for children, teenagers, and adults. Trained crisis counselors are located on each major island, including staff bilingual in Ilokano, Spanish, Hawaiian, Tongan, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Japanese, Palauan, and Samoan.

You can access “Kū Makani” by calling Hawai‘i CARES at 1 (800) 753-6879 and selecting option #1. Mon-Fri and state holiday 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Sat-Sun 9:00 am – 9:00 pm.

UH Confidential Advocate

The UH Confidential Advocates provide confidential advocacy services and case management to victims* of sex discrimination and gender-based violence (including sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, dating, and domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation, and sexual assault) who are involved in the University system on Oʻahu.

 UH Advocates cannot keep cases confidential if the responding party (alleged perpetrator, offender, or abuser) is an employee as the University may have a duty to respond. However, the victim’s privacy will be upheld to the extent permitted by law. To explore off-campus confidential options refer to our Community Resources page. To reach Leeward’s Advocate, call (808) 348-0432 or send an email.

Veterans Affairs Clinical Psychologist

The Veterans in Transition to Academic Leadership (VITAL) program serves as part of the on-campus face of the VA to address the unique needs of Veterans in college.
 Please reach the VITAL Mental Health Contact through email.