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.