Clinical psychologists Dr. Steven Taketa and Dr. Analu Sing, with the Mental Health Clinic at UH West Oʻahu, offer monthly mental health tips to students, faculty, and staff to cope through COVID-19 and these trying times:
Over the past year, the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu has partnered with more students and provided more hours of care than we ever have. As we endured the hardships of 2020, we have heard so many incredible stories. Stories of tragedy, pain, resilience, compassion, love, and forgiveness. For this Mental Health Moment, we want to take this opportunity to honor the resiliency and sacrifice that has motivated us all to push forward.
We acknowledge the student who transitioned to online instruction almost overnight. The caregiver who absorbed worry and hardship to protect those vulnerable to the virus. Or, the professor who spent a little more time and effort to let you know that you are important. We also remember the people we have lost and hold close to our hearts the individuals in our lives who have inspired us to overcome. Our clinic would also like to give special thanks to all of you who have encouraged a friend or family member to reach out to us for help.
The Mental Health Clinic will remain open throughout the holiday season. All enrolled students may access free and confidential mental health services during and between semesters. Please email email@example.com to make an appointment. We are interested in your journey and hope to be part of your story.