New Book Club

Come to our new “USH Book Club” where we will read memoirs, novels, biographies involving mental illness.

We’ll meet on the second and fourth Mondays from 3:30-5:00 starting September 9 at Hawaii Self Storage conference room at 2909 Waialae Avenue.

The first book is “Darkness Visible” by William Styron.

You don’t have to read the whole book. Group members will select the books.

For more information call (808) 398-1794 or (808) 947-5558

Hope to see you next Monday!

Join a research study on depression and the brain

Join a Research Study: Enrolling nationally from around the country


(Inpatient and/or Outpatient study: 8 weeks, and 3 once-a-month follow up visits or phone calls.)
This depression research study tests the effects of the combination of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and psychotherapy on brain function. Participation includes research evaluations, brain scans, and active TMS and psychotherapy, or inactive TMS and psychotherapy.  Recruiting ages 18-65 with major depressive disorder, who are free of other serious medical conditions. If you are currently taking anti-depressants, you may still be eligible. (17-M-0147). Call: 1-877-MIND-NIH, (1-877-646-3644), TTY: 1-877-411-1010, email, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, Protocol #17-M-0147.


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BRIDGES Education classes

(Building Recovery of Individual Dreams and Goals through Education and Support)

Become empowered!
Renew hope & build a foundation for creating & maintaining a healthy & happy life.
United Self Help is offering a 10-week educational course for mental health consumers.
Detailed information on:

  • mental illness
  • mental health treatment
  • self-help skills
  • support resources
  • and the philosophy of recovery

Take an active role in your treatment and recovery.

Enjoy light refreshments and Graduation Luncheon Celebration at end of course.

Attend on-going support groups to strengthen coping skills & learn how to best deal with realities.
**Office of Hawaiian Affairs has provided a grant for those of Hawaiian ancestry to attend.**
All ethnicities are welcome!

Classes are at Mental Health Kokua
1221 Kapiolani Blvd, Room 345 , (Kapiolani and Pensacola-where Pancake House is )

Tuesdays, 3-5pm in the Conference Room
Limited Seats – call (808) 947-5558

BRIDGES Education classes begin at new location

BRIDGES Education classes begin January 6, 2015 at Mental Health Kokua, 1221 Kapiolani Blvd. Suite 325

Mental health & treatments, Self-help skills, Support resources, philosophy of recovery
Enjoy light refreshments & a Graduation Luncheon celebration upon completion of program! Attend support groups to strengthen coping skills & learn how to best deal with life challenges.
Every Tuesday 3:30pm -5:30pm.

Just stop in or Call 947-5558 more information

Big Discounts on Meds with a United Self card-if you don’t have insurance for Meds.

We have a free discount card for people who have no insurance for their medication, and we have thousands of them. Pass them out. They are good at LONGS and other drug stores, (Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Costco, Safeway and others) And the company will give us a small amount every time a card is used. Pass them out and help others who don’t have medical insurance. Call us at 561-1837 if you want plenty to distribute. If you are a Bridges Grad and in a support group, we can pay a little for distribution. This is a fabulous card, people can keep it after they pick up their meds and use it again and they can save up to 50% on their meds, if they don’t have insurance.

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