Local Resources

Arkansas River Valley Area Council Inc. (ARVAC)

Main Office
613 North 5th St
Dardanelle, AR 72834
Phone: (479)229-4861
Fax: (479)229-4863

Russellville Freedom House
400 Lake Front Drive
Russellville, AR 72802
Phone: (479)968-7086
Fax: (479)968-7225

Birch Tree Communities

Administrative Office                       
1718 Old Hot Springs Hwy
Benton, AR 72019
Phone: (501)315-3344
Fax: (501)315-1388                                                                                                     

Arkansas Health Center                                                                          
6701 Hwy 67 South                                                                                 
Benton, AR 72015                                                                                           
Phone: (501)315-3344                                                                                  
Ash Flat Clinic                     
44 Martin Lane                                                                                         
Ash Flat, AR 72153                                                                                  
Phone: (870)994-2848                                                                              

Benton Town Center                       
1502 Mary Kay Blvd                         
Benton, AR 72015                             
Phone: (501)315-3344                       

Benton Hope House
1506 Mary Kay Blvd
Benton, AR 72015
Phone: (501)303-1665

Clarksville Clinic
522 Mills Road
Clarksville, AR 72830
Phone: (479)705-1301

Clinton Clinic
304 Shakerag Road
Clinton, AR 72031
Phone: (501)745-8878

Conway Clinic
132 Lower Ridge Road
Conway, AR 72032
Phone: (501)303-3247

Malvern Clinic
1708 East Page
Malvern, AR 72104
Phone: (501)332-4437

Melbourne Clinic
139 Conniebrook Lane
Melbourne, AR 72556
Phone: (870)368-5242

Mountain View Clinic
218 Dogwood Hollow Road
Mountain View, AR 72560
Phone: (870)269-7732

Newport Clinic
418 Beech Street
Newport, AR 72112
Phone: (870)523-9496

Oxford Clinic          
105 Hwy 9               
Oxford, AR 72565    
Phone: (870)258-3244  

Russellville Clinic
1000 Houston Avenue
Russellville, AR 72801
Phone: (479)968-2263

Centers for Youth and Families

Psychiatric Residential Treatment    
Elizabeth Mitchell Children's Center
6601 West 12th Street                           
Little Rock, AR 72204
Phone: (501)666-8686
Elizabeth Mitchell Adolescent Center
6501 West 12th Street
Little Rock, AR 72204
Phone: (501)666-8686
South Arkansas Residential Center
936 Jordan Drive
Monticello, AR 71655
Phone: (870)460-0066                                                                               

Youth Emergency Shelter
6425 West 12th Street
Little Rock, AR 72204
Phone: (501)666-7233

Day Treatment Services
200 West 20th
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Phone: (501)771-5511

Therapeutic Transitional Living
6425 West 12th Street
Little Rock, AR 72204
Phone: (501)666-8686

Outpatient/School Based Mental Health Services
5905 Forest Place
Little Rock, AR 72207
Phone: (501)666-3840

Therapeutic Foster Homes Program
6601 West 12th Street
Little Rock, AR 72204
Phone: (501)660-6817

Bess Chisum Stephens Community Center
1200 South Cleveland
Little Rock, AR 72204
Phone: (501)664-4268

Prevention Services
5905 Forest Place
Little Rock, AR 72207
Phone: (501)666-5997

Counseling Associates, Inc.

Main Office
350 Salem Road, Ste 9
Conway, AR 72034
Emergency Line: (800)844-2066


Clarksville Clinic               
1021 Popular Street                   
Clarksville, AR 72830                
Phone: (479)754-8610

Morrilton Clinic      
#8 Hospital Drive      
Morrilton, AR 72110
Phone: (501)354-1561

Park Place Clinic
350 Salem Road, Ste 1
Conway, AR 72034
Phone: (501)329-5508

Pathway Community Support Program
1622 North Donaghey
Conway, AR 72034
Phone: (501)327-7706

Russellville Clinic
110 Skyline Drive
Russellville, AR 72801
Phone: (479)968-6053

Counseling Clinic, Inc.

Administration & Youth Services

307 E. Sevier Street

Benton, AR 72015

Phone: (501)315-4224

Small Group Therapy

311 Whittington

Hot Springs, AR 71901

Phone: (501)623-3477                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Community Counseling Services, Inc.

Main Office 
505 West Grand Ave
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone: (501)624-7111
Emergency Phone: (800)264-2410
Fax: (501) 620-5305

Arkadelphia Clinic
201 North 26th Street                                                                 
Arkadelphia, AR 71923
Phone: (870)246-4123
Fax: (501)332-8534

Malvern Clinic
1615 Martin Luther King Blvd
Malvern, AR 72104
Phone: (501)332-5236
Fax: (501)332-8534

Community Support Group Program
125 Dons Way
Hot Springs, AR 71913
Phone: (501)624-7111
Fax: (501)620-5109

Professional Counseling Associates

Main Office
3601 Richards Road
North Little Rock, AR 72221
Phone: (501)221-1843  
Fax: (501)221-2376

Cabot Clinic
405 North Second St.
Cabot, AR 7023
Phone: (501)843-3503

Sherwood Clinic
7800 Sylvan Hills Hwy
Sherwood, AR 72117
Phone: (501)835-4174

Springhill North Little Rock Clinic
4354 Stockton Dr
North Little Rock, AR 72117
Phone: (501)955-7600

Jacksonville Clinic
1109 Burman
Jacksonville, AR 72076
Phone: (501)982-7515

Lonoke Clinic
201 West 2nd Street
Lonoke, AR 72086
Phone: (501)676-3151

Delta Counseling Associates

Main Office
790 Roberts Drive
Monticello, AR 71655
Phone: (870)367-9732
Emergency Phone: (800)323-2703
Fax: (870)367-1690

Ashley County Clinic
1308 West 5th Street
Crossett, AR 71635
Phone: (870)364-6471                                                                                                   

Desha County Clinic
2410 Hwy 65 North
McGehee, AR 71654
Phone: (870)222-3107

Dumas Clinic
Hwy 65 South
Dumas, AR 71639
Phone: (870)382-4001

Bradley County Clinic
1404 East Church
Warren, AR 71671
Phone: (870)226-5856

Department of Corrections Substance Abuse Treatment
6814 Princeton Pike
Pine Bluff, AR 71602
Phone: (870)850-8950
Fax: (870)536-4924

Family Services Agency, Inc. Substance Abuse Counseling & Education Program
628 West Broadway, Ste 300
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Phone: (501)372-4242
Fax: (501)372-6565

Gain, Inc.
712 West 3rd Street, Ste 100
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501)379-4246
Fax: (501)379-4248

Gateway House, Inc.
3900 Armour Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72904
Phone: (479)783-8849
Fax: (479)785-1914

A/O Health Resources of Arkansas, Inc.

Main Office
25 Gap Road
Batesville, AR 72503
Phone: (870)793-8900
Fax: (870)793-4258                                                                                                       

Augusta Clinic
623 North 9th Street
Augusta, AR 72006
Phone: (870)347-3254

Batesville Clinic
180 Myers Road
Batesville, AR 72503
Phone: (870)793-8925                                                           
Fax: (870)793-8929                                                                                    

Clinton Clinic
2526 Hwy 65 South, Ste 202
Clinton, AR 72031
Phone: (866)533-1765

Heber Springs Clinic
1716 West Searcy Street
Heber Springs, AR 72543
Phone: (866)533-1763

Melbourne Clinic
1109 East Main Street
Melbourne, AR 72560
Phone: (870)368-4397

Mountain View Clinic
211 Blanchard
Mountain View, AR 7250
Phone: (866)533-1759

Newport Clinic
1507 North Pecan Street
Newport, AR 72112
Phone: (866)533-1758

Searcy Clinic
3302 East Moore Street
Searcy, AR 72413
Phone: (501)268-4181

Wilbur D. Mills Center
3204 East Moore Street
Searcy, AR 72413
Phone: (501)268-7777

Youth Center
1355 East Main Street
Batesville, AR 72503
Phone: (870)793-8910

Human Development & Research Services, Inc.

Grant/Cleveland County Outpatient Facility
202 North Oak St, Ste C
Sheridan, AR 72150
Phone: (870)942-4092

Alcoholism Treatment Program
6841 West 13th St
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
Phone: (870)879-1051

Little Rock Community Mental Health Center, Inc.

1100 N. University, Ste 200
Little Rock, AR 72207
Phone: (501)686-9300

Mid-South Health Systems

Main Office
2707 Browns Lane
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone: (870)972-4000
Fax: (870)972-4968

Clay County Clinic
602 David Street
Corning, AR 72422
Phone: (870)857-3655

Greene County Clinic
28 Southpointe Drive
Paragould, AR 72450
Phone: (870)239-2244

Monroe County Clinic
490 Broadmoor
Brinkley, AR 72021
Phone: (870)734-3202

Craighead County
2707 Browns Lane
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone: (870)972-4000

Lawrence County Clinic
102 South Larkspur
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
Phone: (870)886-7924

Phillips County Clinic
801 Newman Dr.
Helena, AR 72342
Phone: (870)338-3900

Crittenden Clinic
905 North 7th Street
West Memphis, AR 72301
Phone: (870)735-5118

Lee County Clinic
444 Atkins
Marianna, AR 72360
Phone: (870)295-4050

Randolph County Clinic
2560 Old County Road
Pocahontas, AR 72455
Phone: (870)892-7111

Cross County Clinic
661 Addison
Wynne, AR 72396
Phone: (870)238-1135

Mississippi County Clinic
209 S. Lockard
Blytheville, AR 72315
Phone: (870)763-2139

St. Francis County Clinic
4451 N. Washington
Forrest City, AR 72335
Phone: (870)630-3880

Ozark Guidance Center

Main Office
2400 South 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72766
Phone: (479)751-2020
Emergency Line: (800)234-7052

Bentonville Clinic
2208 S.E. 20th Street
Bentonville, AR 72712
Phone: (479)273-9088

Berryville Clinic
208 Hwy 62 West
Berryville, AR 72616
Phone: (870)423-2758

Huntsville Clinic
1104 N. College Street
Huntsville, AR 72740
Phone: (479)738-2878

Fayetteville Clinic
60 West Sunbridge
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Phone: (479)695-1240

Rogers Clinic
1200 W. Walnut, Ste. 1400
Rogers, AR 72756
Phone: (479)725-6000

Siloam Springs Clinic
710 Holly Street
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Phone: (479)524-8618

Springdale Therapeutic Day Treatment
2466 South 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72766
Phone: (479)750-2020

Jones Center for Families in Springdale
922 East Emma Ave.
Springdale, AR 72765
Phone: (479)756-8090

South Arkansas Regional Health Center

Main Office
715 North College
El Dorado, AR 71730
Phone: (870)862-7921

Magnolia Clinic
412 North Vine
Magnolia, AR 71753
Phone: (870)862-7921
Emergency Line: (800)825-1554

Benchmark Industries
1812 Lorene Street
El Dorado, AR 71701
Phone: (870)863-8133
Emergency Line: (479)836-5743

Fordyce Clinic
Dallas County Hospital
201 N. Clifton St
Fordyce, AR 71742
Phone: (870)352-6300

Southeast Arkansas Behavioral Healthcare System

Main Office
2500 Rike Drive
Pine Bluff, AR 71613
Phone: (870)534-1834
Toll Free Line: (800)272-2008

Sheridan Clinic
301 North Oak St
Sheridan, AR 72150
Phone: (870)942-7123

Star City Clinic
612 East Arkansas St
Star City, AR 71667
Phone: (870)628-5369

Stuttgart Clinic
121 Commercial Drive B
Stuttgart, AR 72160
Phone: (870)673-1633

Southwest Arkansas Counseling & Mental Health Center, Inc.

Main Office
2904 Arkansas Blvd
Texarkana, AR 71854
Phone: (870)773-4655

De Queen Clinic
1312 W. Collin Raye Dr
De Queen, AR 71832
Phone: (870)584-7115

Hope Clinic
300 East 20th
Hope, AR 71801
Phone: (870)777-9051

Lewisville Clinic
1117 Chestnut Street
Lewisville, AR 71845
Phone: (870)921-5485

River Ridge Treatment Center
7000 North State Line
Texarkana, AR 71854
Phone: (870)774-1315

Western Arkansas Counseling & Guidance Center

Main Office
3111 South 70th St
Fort Smith, AR 72917
Phone: (479)452-6650

Crawford County Clinic
2705 Oak Lane
Van Buren, AR 72956
Phone: (479)474-8084

Logan County Clinic
174 N. Welsh
Booneville, AR 72927
Phone: (479)675-3909

Franklin County Clinic
Hwy 23 N. & Airport Rd
Ozark, AR 72949
Phone: (479)667-2497

N.E.W. Center
3109 South 70th
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Phone: (479)452-9490

Polk County Clinic
307 South Cherry
Mena, AR 71953
Phone: (479)394-5277

Scott County Clinic
1857 Rice Road
Waldron, AR 72958
Phone: (479)637-2468

Western Arkansas Counseling & Guidance
415 S 6th St.
Paris, AR 72855
Phone: (479)963-2140

Valley Behavioral
10301 Mayo Drive
Barling, AR 72923
Phone: (479)494-5700 or (877)418-1138

Perspectives Behavioral Health
1311 Fort Street, Ste J
Barling, AR 72323
Phone: (479)452-5040 or (888)505-5040

Clinical Psychology of Fort Smith
3801 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72906
Phone: (479)783-0445

Retired Senior Volunteer Camp
824 Camp Street
El Dorado, AR 71730
Phone: (870)864-7080

Look Good, Feel Better Program

9601 I630

Little Rock, AR 72205

Phone: (501)202-7386

3rd Monday of Each Month

Parkinson's Disease Support Group

201 East C Street

Park Hill Baptist Church, Adult Education Bldg, Room A106

North Little Rock, AR 72116

Phone: (501)202-1540

1st Friday Each Month at 10:30 A.M.

SHARE (Perinatal Bereavement)

9601 I630

Health Management Center, Baptist Health Medical Center

Little Rock, AR 72205

Phone: (501)202-1717

4th Thursday Each Month at 7:30 P.M.

BHMC- North Little Rock Stroke Support Group

3333 Springhill Drive, Rehab Dining Room

North Little Rock, AR 72117

Phone: (501)202-3738

3rd Thursday Each Month at 11:00 A.M.

Epilepsy Education & Group Support

St. Vincent North Auditorium- Center of Health Education

Bldg 2 St. Vincent Circle

Little Rock, AR 72205

Contact: Candace Baltz (501)681-0766

New Resources                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

NAMI Arkansas offers the following links and information on an "as-is" basis, we cannot endorse any non-NAMI program or organization.

Arkansas Autism Alliance (AAA)

The Arkansas Autism Alliance (AAA) is a collaborative effot among research scientists and physicians of Arkansas Children's Hospital and Reseach Institute and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Department of Pediatrics who share a common interest in the study of autism and it's causes and its causes and the providion of the best possible care to children with autism. Arkansas families affected by autism have their first chance to participate in a volunteer registry that will track how many people in the state have autism spectrum disorders with the debut of a new website, Families will also find a host of autism resources compiled on the site such as links to local organizations, support groups, opportunities to participate in research, bios of Arkansas autism specialists and more.. This website, developed by Jill James, PhD, will help families understand what’s happening with autism in Arkansas.  The registry component will help researchers at the collaborating institutions find out more about how many people in Arkansas have autism spectrum disorders and where they live.

Just us Friends: self-help videos on a wide variety of mental health topics:

SAMHSA ADS Center (Resource Center to Promote Acceptance, Dignity and Social Inclusion Associated with Mental Health), a program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services promoting acceptance and social inclusion for people with mental health problems and countering the negative beliefs, harmful attitudes, and discriminatory behavior experienced by those with mental health problems. describes itself as a not-for-profit organization created by actress Glenn Close, the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation, Fountain House, and Garen and Shari Staglin of IMHRO (International Mental Health Research Organization). Close volunteered to learn more about mental health because both her sister and nephew publicly disclosed that they have mental health problems.

National Empowerment Center - The National Empowerment Center (NEC) is a National Technical Assistance Center sponsored by SAMHSA and run by mental health consumers/survivors. It provides information and referrals to consumers/survivors and the public nationwide, offers technical assistance to individuals and groups involved in consumer empowerment activities, distributes recovery-related publications, and sponsors education and training activities. To find more information about NEC, visit or call 1–800–769–3728.

National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse

The National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse, the nation’s first national consumer technical assistance center, is sponsored by SAMHSA. This clearinghouse promotes and helps develop consumer-run self-help groups across the country. The Clearinghouse offers technical assistance and educational materials, including information on organizing groups, conducting fundraising, developing leaders, incorporating public relations, advocacy, and networking into activities.

To find out more about the National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse, visit or call 1–800–553–4539.

Arkansas Family and Youth Assistance Network (FYAN)

FYAN supports families and youth with behavioral and mental health issues. They provide information and resources to parents, allowing them to better help and support their children. To find out more about the Arkansas Family and Youth Assistance Network visit or call 1-800-342-2923.

Arkansas Mental Health Planning and Advisory Council (AMPAC)

The Arkansas Mental Health Planning and Advisory Council (AMHPAC) was established to monitor, review and evaluate the distribution and adequacy of mental health services in Arkansas. The Council is composed of  advocates, providers, consumers, family members and representatives of state and private agencies who advise the Division of Behavioral Health, state legislature, and governor. Members are responsible for the oversight of a multi-million dollar mental health block grant. You can visit their website at or e-mail them at

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need help, please dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Contact Your Representitives- NAMI Arkansas believes that each person has a voice and each voice is important. We encourage people to become advocates for Mental Illness by writing to their representitives. NAMI national can help you find out who your representitives are and how to contact them.

NAMI's Public Policy Platform

Mental Health Council of Arkansas

Arkansas State Hospital - Although it is an Australian-based website, we found the materials it provides useful to any teenager. The site includes coping tips, forums, fact sheets, personal stories as well as resources regarding mental illness, school, employment, stress and relationships.

CHADD’s Educator’s Manual on AD/HD - CHADD has released the 2006 2nd edition of the Educator’s Manual on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD). It provides teachers with much needed, up-to-date, science-based information on AD/HD from an educational perspective. Specific academic and behavioral interventions are suggested for students at the preschool, elementary, middle and high school levels.

Autism Resource Center of Arkansas - The Autism Resource Center of Arkansas is dedicated to serving children and young adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), including Asperger's Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD). It is our mission to empower children and families with information and training to maximize the quality of life and developmental potential of affected individuals.

James L. Dennis Development Center - If you have a child with special needs, UAMS offers services to help your child learn to manage his/her condition. The James L. Dennis Development Center provides assistance for parents with children who may have developmental conditions. 


Expert Consensus Guidelines

Internet Mental Health

Mental Health Infosource

Mental Heath Aspects of Developmental Disabilities


Medication Information

Ablify (aripiprazole) - Used to treat Schizophrenia.

Adderall (amphetamine)  - Used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, adolescents and adults.    

Ativan (lorazepam)   - Used to treat symptoms of anxiety, irritability, and insomnia.  It may also be used to calm people before surgical procedures.  Lorazepam is also used to prevent severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms (delirium tremens, or “DTs”), and to stop convulsions in people with epilepsy.

BuSpar (buspirone) - Used to treat generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

Celexa (citalopram) - Used to treat Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD).

Clozaril® (clozapine)Used to treat Schizophrenia.

Concerta (methylphenidate) - More info soon!

Cymbalta (duloxetine) - Used to treat major depressive disorder.

Depakote (divalproex sodium) - Valproic Acid - Used to treat bipolar disorder.

Effexor (venlafaxine) - Used to treat Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), panic disorder and social anxiety disorder (social phobia).

Geodon (ziprasidone)  - Used to treat schizophrenia, acute agitation associated with schizophrenia (injection), and acute manic and mixed episodes of bipolar disorder.

Haldol (haloperidol)   - Used to treat schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.

Invega (paliperidone) - Used to treat Schizophrenia.

Klonopin (clonazepam)   - Used to treat seizure disorders (such as Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, akinetic myoclonic, and absence [also known as petit mal] seizures), and panic disorder, with or without agoraphobia.  

Lamictal (lamotrigine)  Used to treat seizures (epilepsy) in adults and children as well as bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder). That means lamotrigine will help to delay the time to occurrence of mood episodes. Some patients with rapid-cycling bipolar disorder (four or more mood episodes in one year) have been treated with lamotrigine by itself.

Lexapro (escitalopram) -  Used to treat Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD).

Lithium - Used to treat manic depression (bipolar disorder).

Luvox (fluvoxamine) - Used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

Paxil (paroxetine) - Used to treat Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder (social phobia), panic disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD).

Prolixin (fluphenazine)  - Used to treat Schizophrenia.

Prozac (fluoxetine) - Used to treat depression.

Remeron (mirtazapine)  - Used to treat Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).

Risperdal (risperidone) -  Used to treat Schizoprenia and bipolar disorder.

Ritalin (methylphenidate)   - Used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, adolescents and adults. 

Seroquel (quetiapine) -  Used to treat Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Strattera (atomoxetine)  - Used to treat children over 6 years old, adolescents, and adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).   

Symbyax (olanzapine/fluoxetine) - More info soon. Click here to read the Food and Drug Administration Consumer Information on Symbyax.

Tegretol (carbamazepine)    - Carbamazepine is an anticonvulsant medication that is most commonly used to treat seizures in patients with epilepsy. Although epilepsy is the only FDA approved indication, carbamazepine is also used to treat bipolar disorder and several pain syndromes.

Trileptal (oxcarbazapine) - Used to treat bipolar disorder and neuropathic pain.

Topamax (topiramate) - Used to treat  tremors, nerve pain, eating disorders, alcohol dependence, and bipolar disorder.

Wellbutrin (bupropion) - Used to treat Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and to help people quit smoking (smoking cessation).

Xanax (alprazolam)   - Used to treat panic disorder (with or without agoraphobia), certain types of anxiety disorders (such as generalized anxiety disorder), and for short-term relief of anxiety symptoms.

Zoloft (sertraline) - Used to treat depression, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Premenstural Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), as well as  Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in adults and children. 

Zyprexa (olanzapine) -  Used to treat Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.


Government Agencies

Arkansas Homepage

National Library of Medicine


Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services

Division of Behavioral Health Services

Arkansas Medicaid

National Institute of Mental Health



Disability Rights Center  provides assistance regarding issue of rights information and advocacy services regarding education, housing, employment and post secondary higher education, abuse and neglect issues, access to community services, etc.

Arkansas Advocates for Children

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law - This site has do it yourself legal help that can assist you in writing your will, forming an LLC, creating a living trust, incorporating a business, filing a provisional patient application as well as many other things. For more information visit:

Beyond Punishment: Helping Individuals with Mental Illness in Maryland's Criminal Justice System -   Although this book provides information and critical resources on how to help when an individual with mental illness becomes involved with the criminal justice system in Maryland much of the information is useful for persons living in Arkansas. The book has a focus on the mental health and criminal justice systems of Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Beyond Punishment addresses helping an individual in jail awaiting trial, in prison serving a sentence or on probation or parole. It also discusses ways to help prevent a mental health crisis from leading to an arrest and subsequent involvement in the criminal justice system, as well as how to get mental health crisis services. Beyond Punishment: Helping Individuals with Mental Illness in Maryland’s Criminal Justice System now can be purchased for $19.95 as a trade paperback on   Click here to purchase Beyond Punishment on If you looking for specific information and do not want to buy the entire booklet please click here to access topic specific fact sheets.

National Associations

American Association of Pastoral Counselors

Anxiety Disorders Association of America

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

National Mental Health Association

National Mental Illness Screening Project

Obsessive Compulsive Foundation


Prescription Drug Assistance Programs




The Medicine Program


Information about Medicare

For outreach and enrollment materials for Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) try these links:

                         Extra Help resources from CMS

                         Partnering with CMS Center

                         "Benefits Check-Up" online tool

  • Additional information about the Medicare prescription drug benefit is available through the following links:



  • Arkansas' Medicare Drug Plans is posted HERE.


Training Teleconferences and Archive   - The SAMHSA Resource Center to Address Discrimination and Stigma Associated with Mental Illness (ADS Center) hosts approximately six free training teleconferences annually. These events generally consist of two or more formal presentations followed by an open forum. Participants present and discuss the most up-to-date research and information about stigma and stigma-reduction programs and topics, as well as share experiences, and expertise on efforts to counteract discrimination and stigma associated with mental illness.

Since scheduling conflicts often prevent many stakeholders from joining in the live events, the teleconference trainings are archived online for individuals or groups to utilize at their convenience. To download complete presentations and listen to the audio recordings, visit the ADS Center Web site at Instructions for play and download are included here also.

We welcome your questions, comments, and suggestions:

The SAMHSA ADS Center is a program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services.

South Central MIRECC Communiqué - A publication by the South Central Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center.