Like many other states, unfortunately, Arkansas is home to large amounts of people with mental illnesses who do not receive any treatment. In fact, about 65.5% of residents with mild mental illness, about 39% with moderate mental illness, and just over 33% with severe mental illness never receive treatment. Combine this with the fact that one in five Arkansas residents have some form of mental illness, and we have a problem.
Mental health issues affect every population, and Arkansas is no exception. One in 5 residents deals with some sort of mental illness, and many go without mental health treatment — often because they’re afraid to come forward or are worried they can’t afford care. But neither of these should be a barrier to getting the help you need. If you’re struggling today, reach out for help by calling one of the hotlines below to speak to a trained professional or get connected with an Arkansas crisis center.
Fortunately, there’s help. No shortage of providers (or shortage of funds) should ever prevent you from getting the help you deserve. The following resources are free of charge, confidential, and available to all Arkansas residents. Help yourself or someone you love today.
The National Mental Health Hotline
If you’re experiencing a mental health crisis, get immediate help when you call the National Mental Health Hotline. Trained professionals are available to talk with you 24/7 and help however they can. The operators can also connect you to local resources available for in-person support and other related issues, such as help for Arkansas domestic violence victims and mental abuse hotlines. – (866) 903-3787
Arkansas Crisis Center
The Arkansas Crisis Center has been in operation since 1985. Today, it works alongside the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. Available for Arkansas residents as a free and confidential crisis resource center. You can call anytime by dialing 1-888-274-7472 or you can visit their site for more options, or reaching out at 988.
NAMI Helpline & More
Find out what mental health resources are available for those in Arkansas when you call the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Help is available 24/7 in both English and Spanish. Trained crisis counselors lend an empathetic ear and provide practical solutions in the form of local resources. Trained operators are available by phone Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST or 24/7 by text. – Call: (800) 950-6264 | Text: 741-741