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COVID-19 Guidance for Behavioral and Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic could be a source of stress, fear, or anxiety for many Arkansans. The ADH has resources below for coping with this stress.

If you currently visit a provider for mental health services, these services can now be accessed by telephone or tele-video. Contact your established provider for more information.

Arkansas’s Community Mental Health Centers have also temporarily changed their services to utilize tele-video or telephone technology whenever possible. The Arkansas Lifeline Call Center can direct you to the center closest to you.

Arkansas Lifeline Call Center

The Arkansas Lifeline Call Center (1-800-273-8255) is available 24/7. This call center housed within the ADH answers calls from Arkansans to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Call takers can route Arkansans to local resources.

Promoting Positive Emotions program

The sole purpose of the Promoting Positive Emotions program is to help those Arkansas residents directly impacted by COVID-19 receive the emotional and behavioral health services they need to gain strength and be able to carry on during these unprecedented times. All services are completely con­fidential and absolutely free. There are no age requirements. The PPE program is available to children under age 18 as long as there is parent/guardian consent to provide services.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Disaster Distress Helpline

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor. This line offers services specific to COVID-19.

CDC Resources

CDC has a webpage with additional resources for stress and coping. This page offers information for the following topics:

ADH Resources



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