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Ewa Beach-based Health Center Praised By City Council

The City Council presented an honorary certificate to Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health at its Oct. 9 meeting. Pictured are: (front, from left) Councilwoman Kymberly Pine, Kahi Mohala CEO Leonard Licina, Councilman Ron Menor, (back) Councilmembers Joey Manahan and Stanley Chang, Chairman Ernie Martin, Ann Kobayashi, Carol Fukunaga, Breene Harimoto and Ikaika Anderson. Photo from Ron Menor.

Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health in Ewa Beach recently was honored by the Honolulu City Council for its treatment of psychiatric patients.

Councilmembers Ron Menor (District 9) and Kymberly Pine (District 1) presented an honorary certificate to Kahi Mohala CEO Leonard Licina during a council meeting Oct. 9 at Honolulu Hale.

Kahi Mohala treats depression, anxiety, eating disorders, suicidal thoughts, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychotic disorders and attention-deficit disorders in children, adolescents and adults.

“The many children and youths who come to Kahi Mohala often struggle to overcome emotional, physical or sexual abuse, so conquering fear and experiencing success can be quite therapeutic for them,” Pine stated.

Pine also praised Kahi Mohala’s ROPES treatment program, which consists of an obstacle course of wood beams, pulleys and ropes. The program is designed to help patients improve communication, decision-making, problem-solving and goal-setting while they navigate the course.

“The heart of Kahi Mohala’s philosophy of care is improving the quality of life for patients,” stated Menor. “Thanks to its innovative programs and staff who are dedicated to caring for people in need, Kahi Mohala will remain at the forefront in serving as a center of excellence for behavioral health care services.”

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Kahi Mohala will host community activities throughout the year. For more information on events and services, visit kahimohala.org.

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