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ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER HAWAI`I FOUNDATION Under Updating!

ALOHA, Passing Life Forward

Hope, Help, & Healing

Supporting the Efforts of Suicide Postvention & Prevention 

Activities

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

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).


ASIST Training Workshops held on February 24-25, 2022. Seven participants completed the 2-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training and walked away with a suicide first-aid skillset, knowledge, networking abilities, resources, confidence, and the ability to ask an individual, "Do you have thoughts of suicide?" The participant can listen to the mo`olelo (story/lived experiences) and make a referral for Kokua or help the individual choose LIFE. The training is the first community ASIST training held on Oahu in 2022 (not including the military). Three more ASIST training is planned between June and November 2022.


safeTALK Train-for-Trainer is a 2-days workshop, held March 17-18, with seven community participants completing the workshop and presently safeTALK Provisional Trainers. Trainers deliver three community (give-back) workshops with a minimum of one workshop with family leadership and members and two workshops for vulnerable individuals and families. After completing three safeTALK workshops, trainers’ status, active safeTALK trainers. Provisional trainers include three Kaua`i safeTALK provisional trainers; G. Kaulukukui, L. Taber, K. Picerno, and four O`ahu trainers: S. Atta, M. Chinen, K. Toetu`u, and P. Kaninau-Santos. All inquiries – Pua, [email protected] or (808) 271-8582.


safeTALK Community Workshops is a 3.5-hour suicide preparedness workshop for anyone 15 years and older to become a suicide alertness helper, where learning is preventing suicide by recognizing invitations, engaging and connecting that individual to life-saving intervention resources, as in a caregiver, trained in ASIST that can complete the process for support. safeTALK community training, with a minimum of six workshops projected between June and November 2022.


• 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.


TRANSITION, Healing by Art`ing (1.5 hrs.).

A 6-week series of exploring the meaning of changes through loss, death, divorce or breakup, unemployment/job separation, relocation, job promotion, graduation, financial struggles, move out, and other life changes. For some, the experience is traumatically life-altering. Grounded in Olelo No`eau (expressive wisdom in sayings) and Hawaiian values, transition through art`ing (creative rendering), processing Mo`olelo/stories of lived experiences, embracing values, culture, practice, traditions, and legacy. Increase sense of self-identity (self-confidence), place, and resolve (coping strategies). 

Contact: Pua Kaninau-Santos [email protected]

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 www.angelonmyshoulderhawaii.com

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

AFSP HI Chapter monthly meetings: afsp.org/hawaii

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

Department of Health list serve with updated resource announcements: [email protected]

Contact: Angel OMS HIF, Pua Kaninau-Santos, (808) 271-8582, [email protected]

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.. 

AWARENESS

Aloha, Mo`olelo, SP Basics

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Trainer Hui

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

 Transition, Healing by Acting

NETWORK & RESOURCES​

ALOHA Knowledge of and Access to 

SUICIDE LOSS SURVIVOR

SUPPORT THE CAUSE

Connect, Build relationships, Pass life forward.