Call the UAMS AR-Connect Support Line at 501-526-3563 or 800-482-9921

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


The sole purpose of the Promoting Positive Emotions (PPE) program is to help those Arkansas residents directly impacted by COVID-19 receive the emotional and behavioral health services they need to gain strength and be able to carry on during these unprecedented times – at no cost to them. By partnering with local providers across the state, we’re able to provide education, outreach, crisis counseling and referrals to those impacted by the current pandemic.

Crisis Counseling services are free to Arkansas residents and can easily be provided via video or phone for those who don't feel comfortable with in-facility visits. For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Free Crisis Counseling for Arkansans Struggling with COVID-19

The mission of PPE, a Crisis Counseling Program, is to help individuals and communities mentally and emotionally recover from disasters such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The PPE program is administered by the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Aging, Adult, and Behavioral Health in coordination with local providers throughout the state and is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).


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