Let's Talk

Let's Talk is a CAPS outreach program that offers students convenient access to brief, informal consultations with a mental health clinician.

Students are encouraged to sign-up and talk about what’s important to them.

Some possible reasons to see a Let’s Talk counselor:

  • Academic struggles

  • Anxiety and nervousness

  • Feeling down/sad

  • Financial anxieties

  • Relationship and family issues

  • Stress

Consultations are free, no appointment is necessary, and students are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Just sign-up for an informal, friendly, and confidential consultation. Speaking with a clinician can help provide insights, solutions and information about other resources.

All Let’s Talk consultations are confidential. Mental Health records will be taken in accordance with state and federal laws and privacy rights.

Let's Talk! A CAPS Outreach Program

Summer 2021 Schedule

Let's Talk sessions are available virtually 9 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please call 479-575-5276 to sign-up for a Let's Talk session.

You can also request a Let's Talk Consultation online by using the following link: https://uark.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1Bs4yZ2XamaBuQJ  

You will receive a confirmation email verifying your day/time slot along with a Zoom link to access Let's Talk during your scheduled time. Please remember you must sign up a minimum of 24 business hours in advance to participate for the current week of Let’s Talk consultations. 

These consultations should not be used for emergency purposes. If you are having a mental health emergency, please call CAPS at 479-575-5276 to speak with an on-call clinician.

If you have questions, if you prefer to sign up by phone, or wish to do a Let’s Talk without giving 24 hours’ notice, call CAPS and let the front office know that you would like to do a virtual Let's Talk consultation.

Fall 2021 Information

Let’s Talk @CAPS M-F, 9am-11am & 2pm-4pm

Let’s Talk @other on-campus locations, Mondays, 11:15am – 12:45pm

  • In-person; First come, first serve.

  • Starting August 23rd every other Monday: Let’s Talk @The Union - Find us in the Flag Room or near the food court in room 301.

  • Starting August 30th every other Monday: Let’s Talk @The Graduate Student Lounge - Find us in room 206, Gearhart Hall.

Let's Talk FAQs

Let's Talk was developed to reach students in distress and increase access to mental health services and resources. Any student can take advantage of a Let’s Talk consultation, but it’s best for students who:

  • Are unsure about counseling or want to see what it’s like to speak with a mental health clinician;

  • Want mental health expertise, but are not interested in ongoing counseling;

  • Have a specific problem/concern and would like to talk it through with someone; or

  • Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like ideas about what to do.

Even though Let's Talk clinicians are licensed mental health professionals, this program should not be considered a substitute for individual counseling or other mental health treatment. During Let's Talk consultations, the clinician can help students with specific problems and provide insight to what it's like to speak with a counselor.

Let's Talk counselor can also help students decide whether formal counseling at CAPS would be more beneficial and impactful.

CAPS offers 24-hour mental health crisis intervention services for students or those who are concerned about a student. Call 479-575-5276. 

 

Take the Let's Talk Participant Survey!