Mental Health Resources

This information was compiled to provide remote, local, and national telemental health resources that students may find helpful. It is meant to provide suggestions and starting points when looking into telemental health options. Please understand that the mention of a particular resource does not necessarily mean an endorsement by the Clinton School.

Arkansas Help and Resources

UA Little Rock Counseling Services

As a Clinton School student, you can access UALR Counseling Services free of charge. Services are provided at the Clinton School at Sturgis Hall and on the UA Little Rock campus. Please call 501-569-3185 to schedule a session or email them at Let them know you are a Clinton School student.

Arisa Health

Many Arisa Health clinics in Arkansas provide telemedicine mental health services on a sliding scale.

They have 50 clinics across the state including Fayetteville, Bentonville, Cabot, Conway, Jonesboro, Russellville, Searcy, West Memphis, and North Little Rock. Addresses and contact information for each location are listed on their website. Call the clinic to ask about telemedicine services, insurance plans they accept, and options for reduced-cost service.

Little Rock Area Arisa Health Clinic:

Professional Counseling Associates
Springhill Clinic
4354 Stockton Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72117

Day Phone: 501-955-7600
After Hours: 501-221-1843

• Provides televideo/telephone services for patients
• Accepts Insurance
• Without insurance, services are provided on a sliding scale based on income

Baptist Health – Distance Counseling Services

Baptist Health offers distance counseling services. This type of telehealth allows individuals across the state to talk to a counselor located in Little Rock via video, email, or phone. All communication is encrypted for patient protection, giving you the freedom to discuss your issues in a secure and safe environment.

Distance counseling services are conducted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call 501-487-6010.

UAMS: Health Now

The UAMS: Health Now call center is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at (800) 482-9921 or (501) 526-3563 during regular business hours. The virtual clinic operates Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Mental Health Hotline: From substance abuse disorders to mental illnesses ranging from anxiety and depression to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. 

NAMI Arkansas

NAMI Arkansas is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to help people living with mental illness, their families, and the community. NAMI Arkansas operates a statewide organization providing and coordinating a network of local support groups providing support, education, and advocacy throughout the state. The organization is affiliated with National NAMI.

NAMI provide remote support group options –  please contact to learn more about call-in options:

Contact: Betty Beck
Phone: 501-541-7398

Contact: Janice Carter
Phone: 501-352-5928

Contact: Ruth Trowbridge
Phone: 501-251-7287

If you are outside of Little Rock, find your local contact through the NAMI Resource Directory.

Arkansas Medicaid Information

Basic Arkansas Medicaid information can be found here.

Mental Health Services: Medicaid will pay for special care for people with mental health problems. Mental health services that Medicaid will pay for include Outpatient Behavioral Health Services (OBHS), which are visits with a mental health worker who is licensed to provide certain types of care. Medicaid will pay with a referral from a doctor. In some cases, Medicaid will need to approve the services in advance. This is called prior authorization. The doctor or mental health worker should handle getting the services approved.

National Help and Resources

Call Options

  • 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) for National Alliance on Mental Health Helpline
  • 1-877-SAMHSA7 (1-877-726-4727) for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services info

Text /Chat Options

  • Text HOME to 741741 to reach as crisis counselor anonymously (Crisis Text Line)
  • Live Online Chat with National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Web Links and More Information

Mental Health Guide for College Students

The Mental Health Guide for College Students from is designed to help identify the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues for college students, also offering guidance on where and when to seek help.

Navigating Mental Health Issues in College

Between taking advanced courses, making new friends, and juggling finances, the transition to college can take a toll on your mental health. In fact, we’re just starting to understand how difficult it is for many students to prioritize their well-being in the face of the unique challenges they experience. As the world rapidly changes, it’s vitally important to understand the different aspects of mental health and ways we can support students.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Live Online Chat

If you or someone you know is suicidal or in emotional distress, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your confidential and toll-free call goes to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals.

Crisis Text Line – text HOME to 741741 to reach as crisis counselor anonymously

Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support via a medium people already use and trust: text. Crisis Text Line Resources here

SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline, 1-877-SAMHSA7 (1-877-726-4727)

Get general information on mental health and locate treatment services in your area. Speak to a live person, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.

National Alliance on Mental Health

The NAMI HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 am–6 pm, ET. 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or

The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health conditions, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. HelpLine staff and volunteers are experienced, well-trained and able to provide guidance.

  • They understand, many from their own experiences, listen and offer support.
  • They are informed on NAMI Programs, NAMI Support Groups and locate your NAMI Affiliate.
  • They are trained to help identify the best resource options for your individual concern.
  • They are knowledgeable and a source of accurate information about relevant topics.

The HelpLine Online Knowledge and Resource Center is available and offers an extensive library of valuable information and answers to our most frequently asked questions.

Free or Low-Cost Mental Health Apps

What’s Up: What’s Up? is a free app utilizing CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) methods to help you cope with Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Stress and more.

Cost: Free; iOS and Android

MoodTools: MoodTools aims to support people with clinical depression by aiding the path to recovery. Discover helpful videos that can improve your mood and behavior, log and analyze your thoughts using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) principles, develop a suicide safety plan and more with this free app.

Cost: Free; iOS and Android

Mood Kit: MoodKit uses the foundation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and provides users with over 200 different mood improvement activities. Developed by two clinical psychologists, MoodKit helps you learn how to change how you think, and develop self-awareness and healthy attitudes. The journal feature is a great way to practice self-care by reflecting on the day, noting any distressing thoughts, and documenting how you overcame them.

Cost: $4.99 – iOS

Self-Help for Anxiety Management (SAM): SAM might be good for you if you’re interested in self-help, but meditation isn’t your thing. Users are prompted to build their own 24-hour anxiety toolkit that allows you to track anxious thoughts and behavior over time, and learn 25 different self-help techniques. You can also use SAM’s “Social Cloud” feature to confidentially connect with other users in an online community for additional support.

Cost: Free; iOS and Android

Happify: With its psychologist-approved mood-training program, the free Happify app is your fast-track to a good mood. Try various engaging games, activity suggestions, gratitude prompts and more to train your brain as if it were a muscle, to overcome negative thoughts.

Cost: Free; iOS and Android

Fee-Based Services

BetterHelpBetterHelp is the largest online counseling platform worldwide. We change the way people get help with facing life’s challenges by providing convenient, discreet and affordable access to a licensed therapist. BetterHelp makes professional counseling available anytime, anywhere, through a computer, tablet or smartphone.

The cost of counseling through BetterHelp ranges from $60 to $80 per week (billed monthly). You can cancel your membership at any time for any reason.

TalkspaceAvailable across many devices. You are matched with a licensed, assigned therapist. You can text message a trained professional as often as you need and receive responses daily. They also offer services for individuals and couples, so if your significant other want to learn how to support you through your depression, they can also download the app.

Cost: (Various plans available ranging from $65 to $99/week; iOS and Android); covered by some insurance plans.

HealthSapiensHealthSapiens has 24/7 access to U.S. board-certified behavioral counselors & medical professionals

Cost: $149/month (Video, phone, & email access; access to prescriptions)