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Counseling and Health Services


College can be a difficult and challenging time, and we're here to help.  This support may include helping you to perform better academically, to cope with your emotions, or to be more effective in your relationships with others. ASUN has many resources available to help support students and employees mentally and physically. Please review the resources FREE resources below. If you have questions, please email

Counseling Services: Services Available for ASUN Students

Individual Counseling, Life Coaching, and 24/7 On-Demand Crisis Counseling

ASUN is working to secure a medical and counseling partner.

Crisis Intervention

Students experiencing mental health emergencies such as psychological trauma or thoughts of seriously harming self or others.

For crisis assistance during normal office hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), Monday through Friday call 870-512-7812 or email

During after hours, weekends and holiday breaks dial 911 and ask for assistance.

Other resources for mental health emergencies include: 

  • Nearest hospital emergency room
  • Local police department
  • Mental Health Clinic
  • National Prevention Suicide Hotline
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Assault Hotline
  • Substance Abuse and General Mental Health National Hotline

Counseling Services: Accessing Services for ASUN Students

Virtual Services

ASUN is working to secure a medical and counseling partner.


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are some reasons students might seek counseling?
    • Depression
    • Relationship problems
    • Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
    • Homicidal thoughts or behaviors
    • College Adjustment
    • Post trauma problems
    • Conflict management
    • Anger management
    • Communication skills
    • Domestic violence
  2. What is the cost for counseling?
    There is no charge or fee for counseling.
  3. Does ASU-Newport prescribe psychiatric medications?
    ASUN counseling center does not prescribe medications. We can assist with referrals for medication when appropriate.
  4. What’s the policy on confidentiality?
    Information may be exchanged between the ASUN Counseling Center, faculty and Center for Educational Access without requiring client consent when those offices are providing services for the same client. ASUN Counseling Center will release information from counseling sessions to third parties only at the request of the client (with written permission from the client.) There are few exceptions: if a client poses a clear and present danger of harm to himself/herself and/or others, if there is reasonable cause to suspect child abuse or neglect, or if there is reasonable cause to suspect adult abuse or neglect.

Counseling Services: Resources for Students & ASUN Employees
Health Services: Services Offered for ASUN Students

ASUN is working to secure a medical and counseling partner.


Refer a Student: CARE Referral Form for ASUN Students

If you have a student who is at-risk based on non-academic related behavior, please submit a CARE Referral Form. This form will be used to link at-risk individuals with campus and community resources for support. By reporting areas of concern, the CARE Team will be able to reach out to students to intervene, provide support, and connect them with resources that can best assist them. Email for assistance. 

Counseling Services: Services Available to ASUN Employees

ASUN has a partnership with St. Bernard's to support ASUN employees. The St. Bernards Counseling Center Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has been designed to help employees and their families find assistance when dealing with the problems that can occur in everyday life. The EAP at the St. Bernards Counseling Center can help you and your family with a wide range of behavioral health and substance abuse problems. Your EAP allows you and your family to seek assistance in a simple and confidential manner from a trained professional. Your employer has made a tremendous investment in your well-being as well as your future so please take advantage of this benefit. Referrals to the EAP can be made by anyone: yourself, family members, supervisors or physicians, etc. Once you utilize the EAP, all discussions and information shared are kept strictly confidential. St. Bernards Counseling Center will release information only to those individuals you desire to share the information with.  

Click here to learn more about the Employee Assistance Program. 

Meet People & Get Connected with Nod

As the world continues to cope with the challenges of COVID-19, we know that forming and maintaining social connections is more challenging than ever, and in spite of this fact, remains a core component of the student experience. It's what makes Arkansas State University-Newport, ASUN! 

With that, ASUN is proud to announce Nod, a research-backed app for students, faculty, and staff that taps into positive psychology and the science of social connections to help you build the friendships you want and need. Nod is not a social media app, but is all about helping you achieve your social goals in real life. In student words… “Nod allows me to think of ways to interact with people that I probably wouldn’t have thought of on my own. It opens more opportunities for me.” 

So, how does it work? 

  1. Download Nod on your cell phone and create a confidential account with your campus credentials.  

  2. Explore ideas, reflections and testimonials    

  3. Ideas: prompts based on the science of social connection that help you take action.  

  4. Reflections: short in-app exercises to process social experiences, track your mood, reduce self-criticism, and build resilience. 

  5. Testimonials: real student perspectives on social connection 

Elevate connection as a core part of your well-being and download Nod to get started