**If you are in a crisis and need help immediately, please call 911.**
Other helpful numbers for crisis/emergencies:
Arkansas Crisis Center: 1-888-274-7472
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741741
Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
Whether it is the result of genetics/brain chemistry, external stressors, or both, sometimes the pressure of life can lead to feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, and alone. Being in a new environment, academic pressure, relationships, financial concerns, trying to fit in, and family concerns are just some of the stressors that can make college a particularly stressful time in one’s life. If you are feeling overwhelmed, don’t forget that help is available!
If you would like to talk to a counselor, contact the Health and Wellness Center at (479) 968-0329 to make an appointment.
For more information about suicide, check out the following resources:
- ULifeline is a website with all kinds of information related to college students and mental health.
- Check out this page for answers to some frequently asked questions about suicide from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
- For other information, including statistics, check out the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
If you are concerned about a friend:
QPR Gatekeeper Training:
Each semester ATU Counseling Services offers this evidence-based program that teaches individuals the appropriate steps to take with someone who may be experiencing thoughts of suicide. Anyone from the university community is encouraged to attend.
Suicide Prevention Training Video for RA's (applies to all students)