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.
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 need to connect with a mental health specialist, call 1-866-903-3787 right now. A trained professional will take your call and assist you however she or he can. A world of resources is waiting for you. The hotline is available to all US residents and operates on a 24/7 basis.
Arkansas Crisis Center
Since 1985, the ACC has been 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.
NAMI Helpline & More
The National Alliance on Mental Illness provides a wealth of resources, including the NAMI Helpline, which can be reached by calling 1-800-950-6264 or by emailing email@example.com. Although the helpline is only available Monday through Friday from 10 AM until 8 PM EST, there is a 24/7 text line available. Simply text ‘NAMI’ to 741-741 for assistance.