Health Department to host mental health discussions
The state Department of Health is holding public meetings statewide this month to gather information from residents on mental health issues and to discuss the vision for transforming Hawaii's mental health services.
Health Director Chiyome Fukino will conduct 10 meetings on the neighbor islands and two on Oahu. In addition to the scheduled "talk story" sessions, the public also can participate by signing up to become a member of a subcommittee, taking part in an interview, joining a focus group or contacting the Transformation Working Group directly with ideas or suggestions.
For more information call 586-4114 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
3:30-6:30 p.m., Lihue, King Kaumualii Library, 4380 Hanamaulu Road. Call 241-3614.
12-3 p.m., Hana, Maui, Hana Library, Hana High and Elementary School. Call 984-8200.
4-7 p.m., Lanai, Lanai High and Elementary School cafeteria. Call 984-8200.
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Kau/Pahala, Big Island, Pahala Community Center. Call 974-6006.
5-7:45 p.m., Hilo, Big Island, Hilo County Aupuni Conference Center, 101 Pauahi St. Call 974-6006.
8:15-11:15 a.m., Nanakuli, KS Community Learning Center, 89-101 Farrington Highway. Call 586-4113.
9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Kamuela, Big Island, W.M. Keck Observatory Conference Room, 65-1120 Mamalahoa Highway. Call 974-6006.
3:30-6:30 p.m., Kailua-Kona, Big Island, Kealakehe High School cafeteria, 74-5000 Puohulihuli St. Call 974-6006.
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Maui, Cameron Community Center, 95 Mahalani St. Call 877-9849.
9 a.m.-noon, Hanapepe, Kauai, Hanapepe Neighborhood Center, 4451 Puolo Road. Call 241-3614.