Academic Affairs

COVID Coping Resources

If you are having difficulty coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, first, remind yourself that these are uniquely stressful times and it is completely normal to feel stressed, anxious, and overwhelmed. Know that you are not alone in those feelings.

Luckily, psychologists and mental health organizations have been hard at work pulling together trusted resources to help the public cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. This website is a compilation of some of those resources and information about crisis hotlines and Hendrix Counseling Services. We hope you find this website helpful as you navigate these unprecedented times.

Make a Mental Health Safety Plan

Download the Mental Health Safety Plan template PDF here. The goal of this worksheet is to help you formulate a plan to monitor your mental health over the course of the semester. You are encouraged, though not required, to share your plan with trusted others.

Crisis Hotlines

If you or someone you know is in a crisis situation, help is still available. In addition to calling 911, other resources include:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 (800) 273-8255 (TALK) 
  • Arkansas Lifeline: 1 (888) 274-7472 (1-888-CRISIS2)
  • Text “TALK” to 741741 to text with a counselor
  • For sexual assault, 1 (800) 656-4673 (HOPE), RAINN national hotline, or 1 (866) 358-2265, local hotline
  • For domestic violence, call 1 (800) 799-7233 (SAFE) local hotline
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Disaster Distress hotline: 1 (800) 985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746 

Counseling Services (current Hendrix College students only)

Counseling Services staff will remain available to students during the Fall 2020 semester, with improvements since the unexpected closure of campus in the spring. Over the summer, the counselors have earned certification in teletherapy. So, you can now choose a videoconference format for your counseling session. Of course, you can still have a phone session if it works best for your particular situation.

Counseling Services will reopen on August 20. Students who would like to start seeing a counselor should call Counseling Services at 501-450-1448. For students who would like to resume counseling, you can email your counselor directly to schedule.

If you are a patient of our psychiatrist, Dr. James Davis, and have questions about your medications, please call us at 501-450-1448. You may also reach Dr. Davis at his Little Rock office, Arkansas Psychiatric Clinic, at 501-448-0060. Please tell the receptionist that you are a Hendrix student who has previously seen Dr. Davis on campus. We will work with follow-up students to ensure that you get prescription refills.

Websites with Useful Coping Information

Online Tools and Apps

f you have a reputable resource you would like to see added to this page, please email Dr. Lindsay Kennedy (