Living and Thriving with a Mental Illness


The following is Mary Anne’s personal experience of living with a mental health diagnosis and actively working on recovery. She is one of three Hawaii Certified Peer Specialists on staff at Helping Hands Hawaii. *************************** When I was younger, I felt different from other children. As early as pre-school, I felt intense sadness but didn’t […]

A Small Hilo Office with a Big Heart and even Bigger Impact on the Community


Helping Hands Hawaii’s Hilo office sits along Wailuku Drive on the outskirts of town. It is humble in stature but full of life, change and gratitude. Our Hilo office focuses its work on Community-Based Case Management and Community-Based Care Coordination through a team consisting of a psychiatrist, registered nurse, case managers, team leader and program […]