Suicide Prevention


  • CAPS offers 24-hour emergency mental health services for students, faculty and staff—call 479-575-5276.

  • If you or someone else is an immediate danger to self or others, call 9-1-1.


We care about you. You matter. You’re important to this community. If you are having thoughts of suicide, please reach out. CAPS always has a mental health professional available for emergency consultations in-person (during normal business hours) and by phone.

  • CAPS is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays.

  • After normal business hours, on weekends, and during University breaks/holidays, a mental health professional is available for emergency phone consultations—call 479-575-5276.


If you need to talk to someone, but are not currently experiencing a mental health emergency, or you are seeking help for someone who is not a student:

  • The Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides the caller with an available crisis counselor at a local (or as close to local) crisis center in their network.

1-800-273-8255 (Veterans - Press 1)

Spanish: 1-888-628-9454 

Hearing impaired: 1-800-799-4889

  • The Crisis Text Line provides help to anyone in the U.S about any type of crisis. A live, trained crisis counselor receives the text and responds quickly. Text HOME to 741741

  • The Trans Lifeline has a high call volume and do not have the volunteers to handle all the calls at times. They work closely with Suicide Prevention Lifeline to be more trans-aware and refer people to call SPL if they cannot talk to someone at Trans Lifeline. 1-877-565-8860

  • The Trevor Lifeline is a crisis intervention and suicide prevention line for LGBTQ youth - 1-866-488-7386


Suicide Prevention

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college-age individuals, which is why CAPS partners with a wide range of campus groups and departments to build comprehensive initiatives for suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. CAPS also works closely with the campus community when affected by a suicide. 

CAPS is constantly searching for innovative ways to spread prevention efforts throughout the campus community.  

Suicide prevention efforts are represented at many events throughout the academic year including Suicide Prevention Week every September. 


Departments and student groups interested in receiving more personalized training, presentations, discussions or representation at an event are encouraged to contact CAPS at 479-575-5276.


Learn more about suicide prevention at or by calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Crisis text line 741-741.


Kognito At-Risk

Kognito At-Risk offers students, faculty and staff an interactive training on useful skills to help create a safer campus community.

Some college students face stressors that can impact their life and academic success. While some stress is expected, we need to be able to recognize when that stress turns to distress. The ability to notice signs of distress in another student, and then having a conversation about that distress and staying safe, is a very important skill to have.

At the University of Arkansas, it is our shared responsibility to look out for and support one another.

The Kognito At-Risk online training simulation will help you to:

  • Identify students who are at risk for suicide.

  • Motivate distressed students to seek help.

  • Put students in touch with support services


Kognito At-Risk for Students

To take the course, follow the instructions below:

  • Click the image below, or go to

  • Click "Access Training", and "Create Account".

  • Fill out the form using enrollment key "uarkf".

  • Complete training and share with your friends.


Kognito At-Risk for Students


Kognito At-Risk for Faculty and Staff

Kognito At-Risk is also offered for faculty and staff. This 45-minute training helps professional staff know what to look for in their students’ behavior, and offers best practices on how to have a conversation about their concern.

To take the course, follow the instructions below:

  • Click the image below, or go to

  • Click on "Create a New Account".

  • Use enrollment key " uarkf479" to complete the registration process.

  • Click on At-Risk for Faculty & Staff


Kognito At-Risk for Faculty and Staff


Interactive Screening Program

The Interactive Screening Program (ISP) is an online program used by mental health services at institutions of higher education, law enforcement agencies, workplaces, and Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs). ISP provides a safe and confidential way for individuals to take a brief screening for stress, depression and other mental health conditions, and receive a personalized response from a caring mental health counselor.


Email Mindy Wilkerson for additional information, if you have questions, or to request a suicide prevention presentation.


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