Change the world

As I look out onto the soft blue of Hilo Bay from my Bay front office, I am filled with anticipation and satisfaction at the prospect of serving new cohort of counseling students this fall. The very prospect of reopening the Academy's doors to face-to-face students has met with enthusiasm and Read More...

Letter from the Director

2012 was a year that tested us all. From the bipolarity of election year politics to a forced awareness of the treacherousness of sidelining mental illness care as a public health priority. The public has vacillated between facing the distresses of a wounded economy and mournful silver Read More...

Light in the storm

Last week, I wrote about an old friend being shaken from the welfare tree because he was deemed "not disabled enough" to forgo work. Thursday, I picked my messages to hear the first shade of hope in this man's voice in many months. He was jubilantly announcing that, after six years of Read More...