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May is Mental Health Month!

Posted by on May 8th, 2020

May is Mental Health Month!

Mental health is a big deal. For centuries, largely disregarded and under-attributed as a vital factor in overall health, so-called “mental hygiene” was first taken seriously in the early 1900s. It’s been more than a hundred years since this revelation in health, but mental illness sufferers, whether their afflictions are chronic or acute, often do not seek the help they so desperately need. There are a number of excellent national resources for those interested in this subject or those seeking help (see image below); this blog focuses on providing a list of resources that are offered in the NNLM’s South Central Region. The list below is sorted alphabetically within each state and does not represent a complete listing of available resources. 

If you or someone you love is in immediate danger, don’t wait. Call 9-1-1.


Arkansas 2-1-1: https://arkansas211.org/

Arkansas Crisis Center: https://www.arcrisis.org/

Arkansas Department of Human Services: https://humanservices.arkansas.gov/about-dhs/daabhs/behavioral-health-services

Mental Health Council of Arkansas: https://www.mhca.org/

National Alliance on Mental Illness, Arkansas : https://namiarkansas.org

UA Counseling and Psychiatric Services: https://health.uark.edu/mental-health/index.php

UAMS list of resources: https://psychiatry.uams.edu/patients-and-visitors/mental-health-resources/)

UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute: https://psychiatry.uams.edu/


Louisiana 2-1-1: https://www.louisiana211.org/

Louisiana Department of Health, Behavioral Health: http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/subhome/10

National Alliance on Mental Illness, Louisiana: https://www.namilouisiana.org/

Northwest Louisiana Human Services District: https://nlhsd.org/

South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority: http://www.sclhsa.org/

The Mental Health Advocacy Service: https://mhas.louisiana.gov/

New Mexico

2-1-1 of Central New Mexico: https://uwcnm.org/211

2-1-1 of Northern New Mexico: http://www.211nnm.org/

2-1-1 of Southwest New Mexico: https://www.uwswnm.org/2-1-1

Indian Health Service, Albuquerque Area: https://www.ihs.gov/albuquerque/

National Alliance on Mental Illness, New Mexico: https://naminewmexico.org/

New Mexico’s Indicator-Based Information System, Mental Health: https://ibis.health.state.nm.us/topic/healthoutcomes/MentalHealth.html

New Mexico Department of Health, Mental Health Program: https://nmhealth.org/about/erd/ibeb/mhp/


2-1-1 Oklahoma: https://www.211oklahoma.org/

Indian Health Service, Oklahoma City Area: https://www.ihs.gov/oklahomacity/

National Alliance on Mental Illness, Oklahoma: https://www.namioklahoma.org/

Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services: https://www.ok.gov/odmhsas/

Oklahoma Tribal Behavioral Health Resource Guide: https://www.ok.gov/odmhsas/Additional_Information/Tribal_State_Relations/Oklahoma_Tribal_Behavioral_Health_Resource_Guide.html


2-1-1 Texas: https://www.211texas.org/

Hogg Foundation for Mental Health: https://hogg.utexas.edu/

National Alliance on Mental Illness, Texas: https://namitexas.org/

Texas Health and Human Services, Mental Health & Substance Abuse: https://hhs.texas.gov/services/mental-health-substance-use

We know our readers have a wealth of knowledge and information; if there are other resources that you think would be great additions to this list, please reach out! We’d love to add to this list for our SCR community.

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Image of the author ABOUT E. Bailey Sterling
E. Bailey Sterling is a Digital Communications Specialist with the NNLM SCR and presently a graduate student pursuing an MS in Information Science specializing in Health Informatics from the University of North Texas (GMG!). She's also a Graduate Student Council Senator, Teaching Assistant, analog gamer, writer, and lifelong learner living in DFW. If you have anything you'd like to see featured on the NNLM SCR blog or social channels, please email Bailey.Sterling@unthsc.edu. We would love to hear more about what's happening at your library!

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