What We Do

Arkansas Crisis Hotline

The Arkansas Crisis Center offers assistance to anyone in crisis during our posted hours through the Arkansas Crisis Hotline. Individuals with concerns ranging from depression, suicidal thoughts, substance abuse, physical and emotional abuse, relationship violence, divorce, loneliness, sexual assault, HIV/AIDS, financial difficulties, runaways and other youth issues, emergency shelter, pregnancy, sexual orientation, etc. may call and receive free, compassionate, and nonjudgmental assistance, all while remaining completely anonymous. Dial 1-888-CRISIS2 (274-7472) to talk with a crisis intervention specialist during our posted hours. You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline anytime at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). We are here to listen and support you through whatever difficult times you may be facing; however, if for any reason you are unable to connect and you are in immediate danger, please dial 9-1-1.

Currently, our hours of operation are: Sunday 6pm thru Monday 12pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 9am thru 7pm, Thursday 9am thru Friday 12pm. If you need assistance during hours when we are not available, or if for any reason you are unable to connect with us, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). However, if for any reason you are still unable to connect and you are in immediate danger, please dial 9-1-1. **Please note that when we are unavailable, you will receive a voice message asking you to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK), where your call will be routed to the next available crisis center.

Online Crisis Chat

Not everyone has access to a phone or a private environment from which to call. Others are not comfortable talking on the phone. For those situations, we have Online Crisis Chat. The same support and assistance offered through our hotline is also offered through our chat line. Crisis Chat is currently available from 6pm to 11pm Sunday – Wednesday. Visit www.arcrisis.org and click on the “chat now” button. If for any reason you are unable to connect and you are in immediate danger, please dial 9-1-1.

Community Outreach

The Arkansas Crisis Center is committed to raising awareness about suicide prevention in our state. We offer informative programs to civic groups, churches, community groups, businesses and schools. We are also available to participate in community events such as health fairs and mental health workshops. For more information contact Melissa Jackson at (479) 365-2142 or mjackson@arcrisis.org.

Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Support Group

The Arkansas Crisis Center hosts Survivors of Suicide (SOS) support groups, both for survivors of suicide loss and suicide attempts. For so many survivors, a crucial part of their healing process is the support and sense of connection they feel through sharing their grief with other survivors. These group provide a safe place where survivors can share their experiences and support each other. Please note that these group are not currently meeting. However, if you are interested in joining or facilitating an SOS Group, please contact Melissa Jackson at  (479) 365-2142 or mjackson@arcrisis.org.