If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255.

Our Mission

Stay Positive Arkansas

The mission of the Arkansas Department of Human Services has always been to improve the quality of life of all Arkansans by protecting the vulnerable, fostering independence, and promoting better health. The disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has only strengthened our commitment to this mission and is why we’ve partnered with FEMA, SAMHSA and community behavioral health providers to create the Promoting Positive Emotions program, or PPE.

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Some Quick Facts

No One is Immune to COVID-19. We’re Here to Help. 

  • There is no shame or stigma involved in getting or being concerned about getting COVID-19
  • Fear and anxiety about a new disease can be overwhelming for anyone
  • Coping with stress in a healthy way will make you and your loved ones stronger
  • Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations
  • Self care and routines are great ways to stay mentally healthy
  • Please reach out for help if you feel overwhelmed

Our Partners

When symptoms associated with your anxiety have affected your ability to function in some part of your life, it’s time to reach out. Our partners are organizations that we have longstanding relationships with that we trust to provide you the services you need to cope and manage mental and social stresses during this pandemic. 

Learn more about our partners