Special Report

Hawaii's Mental Health Crisis

November 2019

Wednesday, November 6

Searching For New Ways To Keep Hawaii’s Mentally Ill Out Of Jails And ERs

September 2019

Wednesday, September 4

Homeless Advocates Test Hawaii’s New Forced-Treatment Law

July 2019

Monday, July 22

Lawsuit Challenges Hawaii’s Termination Of Youth Mental Health Services At 18

April 2019

Tuesday, April 30

How These Bills Could Help Those With Serious Mental Illness

March 2019

Thursday, March 7

Bill Focuses On Revolving Door Of Involuntary Psychiatric Treatments

February 2019

Thursday, February 28

Lawmakers Propose Fixes For A Broken Psychiatric Care Law

Monday, February 25

When Delusions Steal Your Daughter

December 2018

Thursday, December 20

Yoga Gains A Place Behind Bars In Hawaii

November 2018

Wednesday, November 28

A Mom Struggles Mightily As Law Lets Son Defy Doctor’s Orders

Monday, November 26

Free Ala Moana Clinic Opens For Young People With Psychosis

Friday, November 9

Yoga Is Helping Combat Vets Find New Strength And Peace Of Mind

October 2018

Thursday, October 25

Emergency Help For Hawaii’s Mentally Ill Is Often A Revolving Door

Wednesday, October 3

Should Psychologists Be Able To Prescribe Drugs?

September 2018

Tuesday, September 18

Innovative New Program Plugs Some Holes In Mental Health Care System

Monday, September 17

Hawaii’s Mental Health Care Crisis

Why Civil Beat Is Taking A Deep Dive Into Hawaii’s Mental Health System

July 2018

Monday, July 16

How Primary Care Docs Are Learning To Treat Mental Illness

June 2018

Monday, June 25

Law Enforcement’s Struggle To Help Honolulu’s Mentally Ill

November 2017

Thursday, November 16

Hawaii State Hospital Wasn’t Built For The Type Of Patients It Serves

October 2017

Monday, October 2

The Disturbing State Of Mental Health Care In Hawaii’s Prisons

Searching For New Ways To Keep Hawaii’s Mentally Ill Out Of Jails And ERs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Searching For New Ways To Keep Hawaii’s Mentally Ill Out Of Jails And ERs

At a mental health summit Wednesday, the judiciary and state agencies explored options for pre-trial diversions.

Homeless Advocates Test Hawaii’s New Forced-Treatment Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Homeless Advocates Test Hawaii’s New Forced-Treatment Law

Some 30% of Hawaii’s homeless suffer from a serious mental illness.

Lawsuit Challenges Hawaii’s Termination Of Youth Mental Health Services At 18 Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

Lawsuit Challenges Hawaii’s Termination Of Youth Mental Health Services At 18

The suit filed in federal court alleges a young woman received minimal care when her case was turned over to Hawaii’s adult mental health division, leading to the deterioration of her condition.

How These Bills Could Help Those With Serious Mental Illness Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How These Bills Could Help Those With Serious Mental Illness

Advocates say the measures would be a huge victory for the state’s mental health and homelessness systems.

Bill Focuses On Revolving Door Of Involuntary Psychiatric Treatments Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill Focuses On Revolving Door Of Involuntary Psychiatric Treatments

The measure would form a task force to find ways to make emergency mental health admissions more efficient, and better protect the public.

Lawmakers Propose Fixes For A Broken Psychiatric Care Law Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Propose Fixes For A Broken Psychiatric Care Law

Several proposals would make it easier for families and caregivers to get court orders authorizing long-term intensive treatment and medication for the severely mentally ill.

When Delusions Steal Your Daughter Cory Lum/Civil Beat

When Delusions Steal Your Daughter

Marti Claussen’s search for stable care and housing in Hawaii for her mentally ill daughter Christie has been a long journey of impossible choices and resilience.

Yoga Gains A Place Behind Bars In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Yoga Gains A Place Behind Bars In Hawaii

Updated: Louisa DiGrazia won a $35,000 grant from the Legislature to expand yoga classes throughout Oahu’s correctional facilities.

A Mom Struggles Mightily As Law Lets Son Defy Doctor’s Orders Ronen Zilberman

A Mom Struggles Mightily As Law Lets Son Defy Doctor’s Orders

The Kaneohe woman says her son’s condition has deteriorated, partly because Hawaii allows people as young as age 15 to refuse inpatient psychiatric treatment.

Free Ala Moana Clinic Opens For Young People With Psychosis Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

Free Ala Moana Clinic Opens For Young People With Psychosis

OnTrack focuses on getting those with a severe mental disorder back to school or work, and helping them restore their relationships.

Yoga Is Helping Combat Vets Find New Strength And Peace Of Mind Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Yoga Is Helping Combat Vets Find New Strength And Peace Of Mind

Warriors at Ease is uniquely designed to accommodate service members who may suffer from PTSD and other mental and physical concerns.

Yoga Is Helping Combat Vets Find New Strength And Peace Of Mind Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Yoga Is Helping Combat Vets Find New Strength And Peace Of Mind

Warriors at Ease is uniquely designed to accommodate service members who may suffer from PTSD and other mental and physical concerns.

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