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Behavioral health

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When a mental health crisis puts someone's well-being or life at risk, Maui Health's behavioral health experts can help.

We know that a mental health crisis can be scary. We are here to support community members throughout these difficult times. Safety is our top priority. And the care we offer comes with compassion and empathy.

Our behavioral health services

The following services are available at Maui Memorial Medical Center:

Behavioral Health Inpatient Unit. Our 11-bed acute care unit cares for people who may try to hurt themselves or others. It also cares for those who are gravely disabled and unable to provide basic care for themselves due to mental illness.

Services provided to patients admitted to the hospital for acute psychiatric needs may include:

Behavioral Health Partial Hospitalization Program. Our outpatient program provides a safe place where people who have recently experienced a crisis can get support to help them safely recover. Patients are referred to the outpatient program by the emergency department or a community case manager.

The Behavioral Health Partial Hospitalization Program is licensed to care for up to eight patients. Care is provided Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Services include:

A highly skilled team

Our experienced team can treat a variety of mental health disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression.

And while we are not a detox center, we do address many factors like substance abuse that may contribute to behaviors.

Our team approach to care may include help from:

Our behavioral health team also works closely with the other providers our patients may have.

Are you or someone you know in crisis?

You can talk to someone:

Please call 911 or go to the emergency department if it is an emergency.

Are you depressed?

Depression is a serious but treatable illness. If you or someone you love has symptoms of depression, it's important to seek help.

Are you depressed?

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Depression assessment

Complete the following assessment to see if you or someone you care about may have depression. While you're taking the assessment, think about behavior and moods from at least the past two weeks. The assessment is based on information from Mental Health America.

Note: This assessment is not intended to be a substitute for a visit with your healthcare provider.

Check the box next to each symptom that describes how you're feeling.

I am restless or irritable.

I sleep too little or too much. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night or early in the morning.

I'm experiencing fatigue or a loss of energy.

I'm experiencing a persistent sad, anxious or "empty" mood.

I've lost interest or pleasure in activities I once enjoyed.

I have trouble concentrating, remembering things or making decisions.

I've noticed either a loss of appetite and weight loss or an increase in appetite and weight gain.

I have thoughts of death or suicide.


If you indicated that you are having thoughts of death or suicide, you may be at risk for harming yourself. Contact a healthcare professional immediately or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800.273.TALK (800-273-8255).

If you have four or fewer other symptoms, you probably do not have depression.

If you have five or more symptoms, you may have depression.

If you have five or more symptoms or you have any symptoms that are serious enough to interfere with your daily routine, Mental Health America recommends that you see your doctor or mental health professional for a more thorough diagnosis.

A screening tool such as this is no substitute for a professional diagnosis, but it may point out whether symptoms exist and encourage you to seek further evaluation if needed. Not everyone who is depressed experiences every symptom. The severity of symptoms varies from person to person and can vary over time, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.

More information

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, people who can refer you to diagnostic and treatment services, or provide the services themselves, include:

  • Family doctors.
  • Mental health specialists such as psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers or mental health counselors.
  • Health maintenance organizations.
  • Community mental health centers.
  • Social agencies.
  • Members of the clergy.

For more information on depression, visit the Depression health topic center.

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