Depression can be described as feeling sad, miserable or down in the dumps. Most people feel that way at one point in their lives for short periods of time. However, true clinical depression is a mood disorder where feelings of sadness, loss, anger or frustration interfere with everyday life for weeks or longer. 

UAMS Health/Depression: For more information and treatment options at UAMS check out this site.

Depression Screening is a  Depression Screening/Self Assessment through Mental Health America.  Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives.

National Institute of Mental Health links to a detailed booklet that describes Depression symptoms, causes, and treatments, with information on getting help and coping.

American Association of Suicidology lists local crisis centers and resources for the assessment, prediction and prevention of suicide. It also includes resources and support groups for the survivors of suicide.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has been at the forefront of a wide range of suicide prevention initiatives, each designed to reduce loss of life from suicide. We are investing in groundbreaking research, new educational campaigns, innovative demonstration projects and critical policy work. And we are expanding our assistance to people whose lives have been affected by suicide, reaching out to offer support and offering opportunities to become involved in prevention.


Grief Share is a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close.

Compassion Books contains carefully selected resources related to loss and grief.

Good Mourning Center ACH Arkansas Children’s Hospital offers the Good Mourning Center to provide, improve, and increase support and assistance given to bereaved children and families in Arkansas through education, program development and grief support programs.

Parents of Murdered Children provides support and assistance to all survivors of homicide victims while working to create a world free of murder.

Mental and Behavioral Health:

Psychiatric Research Institute  The new Psychiatric Research Institute (PRI) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is one of the most innovative psychiatric treatment and research facilities in the nation offering outpatient and inpatient services for children, adolescents, adults and adults with needs for geriatric psych care.

Youth Home The mission of Youth Home is to help emotionally troubled adolescents and families become healthier contributing members of the community.

Centers for Youth and Families concentrates on providing help for emotionally and behaviorally disturbed youth and providing prevention services to at-risk youth.