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ALOHA, Passing Life Forward

Hope, Help, & Strength
Support Suicide Postvention  

Public Awareness

•Bringing the issue of suicide into focus and magnifying choices that cause change and outcome. Action oriented to action steps, provide the opportunity and possibilities making a difference for individuals, Ohana, workplace staff, others, and the community's wellbeing. Contact Angel on my Shoulder for more information.

Aloha, Mo`olelo, and Suicide Prevention Basics - the basics of learning about the issue of suicide, risk and strength factors, pre-postvention strategies, action plan, to Aloha and Passing Life. Grounded in Hawaiian values

Education & Training


Robust growth of mind, heart, and spirit, aligning with the opportunities that cause change, affect behavior, and increase wellbeing. Uncle Ishmael Stagner, educator and valued contributor to suicide pre-postvention, left PINK; Puuwai (heart), Ike (mind/knowledge), Na`au (gut), and Kino (body). He taught how to engage with others through the process of PINK, a natural way of engaging, checking in, unassuming, honoring, culturally mindful exchanges with others, strength-based approach. Emphasize education and training in the field of suicide pre-postvention. Partner and collaborate by facilitating ASIST, safeTALK, Aloha, Mo`olelo, and SP Basics, Transition, Healing by Art`ing (six-week group series and monthly support group).

  • Awareness Presentation (30 mins.-1 hour). A brief overview of postvention and services available in the aftermath of a death as well as an upstream effort before death includes a brief ART`ing warmup activity. Q & A, closing remarks. 


  • ASIST Training Two-Day Workshop, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training with suicide first-aid skillset, knowledge, networking abilities, resources, confidence, and the ability to ask an individual, "Do you have thoughts of suicide?" The participant listens to the mo`olelo (story/lived experiences) and make a referral for Kokua or help the individual choose LIFE.


  • ALOHA, MO`OLELO, & Suicide Prevention Basics (1 to 1.5 hrs.)

Awareness presentations: a foundational value-based and cultural program focused on increasing community awareness focused on suicide pre-postvention and activities with individuals and families, helping selves and loved ones and others to choose LIFE, through Aloha, Passing Life Forward, and Hope, in taking action.


2024 CALENDAR Coming Soon!

  • ALOHA LAMA "GriefShare in Strength - Loss & Grief Support Group begins 3rd Wed. Monthly, in February. 

  • ALOHA LAMA in Transition, 6-Week Series, Cost: $189 per person dates TBD.

Exploring understanding and meaning through transitions, changes to navigating grief and loss.. For some, the experience is traumatically life-altering. Grounded in Hawaiian Olelo No`eau (expressive wisdom in sayings) and Hawaiian values, through art`ing (creative rendering), and processing. Mo`olelo/stories of lived experiences, embrace values, culture, practice, traditions, and legacy. Increase a sense of self-identity (self-confidence), place, and resolve (coping strategies). 


A new day with the

the hope of starting differently with a pause, stop, step-back and breathe

in transition.


Taking the time to mo`olelo; listen, tell, share

stories of remembrances expressed,

connect, relationship-building

differently! Not Alone.


Reaching in for strength, navigating the path to live beyond the pain

and despair, in the bittersweet of Aloha,

passing life forward. Transformation.




3rd. Wednesday, starting in February


530 PM - 730 PM

Loss of a loved one

Annual, monthly meeting

Face-to-Face (w/some exceptions)

Limited capacity

Interested in the group, contact Pua

Must register to participate in monthly meetings.



Networking & Resources

Members engage in ongoing suicide prevention public awareness, education, and training, and postvention (hope, help, and healing activities) with network partners, collaborators, and those who support the cause, embracing Aloha, Passing Life forward.

Planned activities and programs provide the opportunity to connect and build relationships while providing a much-needed service to Ohana, individuals, and the wider community of others who support the cause. Together with our colleagues; Prevent Suicide Hawai`i Task force members and entities, we are able to provide diverse resources. 

Angel On My Shoulder HI Foundation meeting

Prevent Suicide Hawai`i Task Force Statewide monthly meeting, 3rd Thursday, 2pm - 4pm, via zoom: or

AFSP HI Chapter monthly meetings:

Community Resource document of referral contacts, updated by Dr. Jeanelle Sugimoto-Matsuda, regularly.

Department of Health list serve with updated resource announcements:

Contact: Angel OMS HIF, Pua Kaninau-Santos, (808) 271-8582,


In Partnership with

Come, join us for the opportunities that change toss our way, when open to the possibilities of JOY! 

Connecting partners with Aloha, Passing Life Forward is vital to the wellness of each and every individual and families.. 


Aloha, Mo`olelo, SP Basics


Trainer Hui

ASIST, safeTALK, Aloha-Mo`olelo-SP Basics,

 Transition, Healing by Acting


ALOHA Knowledge of and Access to 



Connect, Build Relationships, & Pass life forward.

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