Resources for Responding to Students in Distress

Resources on-campus and in the community are available to help you be an effective gatekeeper. Remember, you are not alone when it comes to helping a student in distress. Use your resources!

Counseling and Career Planning Services
Individual counseling is basically a collaborative effort between you and your counselor. Our goal is to provide an open, supportive and confidential environment for you to address the issues concerning you.

Faculty or staff members who wish to have a consultation about a student of concern should call 501-569-3185 during business hours. Phone or face-to-face consultation can be arranged. It is helpful to consult if you find:

• You are dealing with a student in distress with problems beyond your level of competence or
• The boundaries of your role make it unwise to work with students on personal issues, or
• You have concerns about a student and wish to consult with a mental health professional.

Health Services
Health Services is a clinic providing cost-effective, accessible health care for students, faculty, and staff of the UALR campus community. Our medical staff includes advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, and a consulting physician. To schedule an appointment, please call 501-569-3188.

Disability Resource Center
Disability Resource Center is here to work with the campus community to ensure that physical, curricular and web environments are designed to be barrier-free to the extent possible. For more information contact our office at 501-569-3143.

Department of Public Safety
We are a law enforcement agency dedicated to providing a full range of police services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information contact our office by phone at 501-569-3400.

Office of the Dean of Students
The Office of Dean of Students is here to educate faculty, staff and students regarding the University’s expectations of behavior, to protect the rights, and to assure fairness and due process for everyone. We also provide a consulting psychiatrist to assist the University Behavioral Intervention Team. For more information contact our office by phone at 501-569-3328.

Additional External Resources

AR Crisis Hotline | 888-274-7472
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline | 800-273-8255
National Veteran’s Crisis Hotline (after dialing the number press 1) | 800-273-8255
Crisis & Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ | 866-488-7286
National Graduate Student Crisis Hotline | 800-472-3457
TTY Hearing & Speech Impaired | 800-799-4889