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Mental Health & Wellbeing

About This Guide

This guide was created by Nargis Sultana in Fall 2021 while she was taking a Cultural Competency in Healthcare course in the Public Health doctoral program at UH Mānoa. Currently working towards her PhD, Nargis has a Masterʻs degree in Library & Information Science from UH Mānoa.
Questions can be directed to Carina Chernisky at 
What's in this guide?

This guide was created to help the University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu community to expose to a variety of resources in mental health and wellbeing.  

Starting Your Research

Reference sources, like encyclopedias and dictionaries, are a great place to start your research because their articles provide a broad overview of your topic. From these sources, you can extract keywords for further searching.

The example of keywords

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Crisis intervention (Mental health services)

  • Depression

  • Happiness

  • Mental health

  • Mental health counseling

  • Mental health education

  • Mental health services

  • Stress

  • Stress management

  • Wellbeing/Well-being

  • Yoga

This list is not exhaustive but is intended to give you an idea of what is available.

General Reference Resources
Wellness Services at UHWO
Off Campus Wellness Resources