Life Crisis Services (LCS) provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
Please call 314-647-HELP (4357) or 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
if you need to speak to someone right away. Provident is here to help!
The Warning Signs of Suicide
The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) offers an easy-to-remember mnemonic to identify the signs of suicide ...
IS PATH WARM?
Warning Signs of Serious Risk include:
Threatening to hurt or kill him or herself, or talking of wanting to hurt or kill him/herself; and/or,
Looking for ways to kill him/herself by seeking access to firearms, available pills, or other means; and/or,
Talking or writing about death, dying or suicide, when these actions are out of the ordinary.
If observed, seek help as soon as possible by contacting a mental health professional or calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
for a referral.
Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Support Group
For those who have lost a loved one to suicide, SOS is a FREE Support Group. It is an open and peer-facilitated group.
Even though it may seem difficult, maintaining contact with others is especially important during the stress-filled months
following a loved one’s suicide.Many survivors find it especially comforting to talk to others who have also suffered a loss from suicide.
We offer two SOS groups:
West County SOS group meets every Wednesday 7—8:30 pm., 12755 Olive Blvd, Ste 115, Creve Coeur, MO 63141. Directions: At Highway 270 and Olive, go west on Olive for 1.5 miles. Just after the Burger King on the right, turn right at the Bellerive Corporate Center sign. Drive behind the first office building and our group is held in the second office building.
St. Charles SOS group meets the first & third Monday of each month, 6:30—8:00 pm, Baue Community Center, 608 Jefferson, St. Charles, MO 63301.
For more information, contact our SOS Coordinator at 314-647-3100 or email@example.com. You may also check out our brochure.
We Need Volunteers!
If you want to help those in need by becoming a Life Crisis volunteer, please fill out this application and email it back to Lindsay Prado, our Volunteer & Practicum Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org along with a cover letter and a resume. For more information or clarification, contact Lindsay at 314-446-2857 or email@example.com.
This summer there are two training sessions: Session I that begins on May 10th and Session II that starts on May 31st. And, in the fall, training begins on August 9th. Click here for the schedule. Thank you so much for your interest! Life Crisis volunteers truly save lives on a daily basis.
- At least 18 years old
- Strong communication skills
- Ability to distinguish one’s own beliefs and values from those of the caller
- Accept supervision and develop appropriate working relationships
- Successfully complete 68-hour agency training program
- The Crisis Worker provides immediate telephonic response to help callers that are in a crisis and refers persons with a need to appropriate community resources.
- LCS crisis workers (as a group) answer over 80 calls a day from people who are struggling with suicide, grief, depression, work, children, parents, alcohol, drugs, sexual issues, gambling, anger, abuse, health, money, other life challenges.
- Minimum of one 3-hour shift per week
- 68-hour commitment
- Certified by the American Association of Suicidology
- Offered a variety of times and dates throughout the year
- Training will prepare you for the most difficult of hotline calls
The staff at LCS wants to ensure you are confident and prepared when working the crisis hotline. Because we value your dedication and success, a qualified Life Crisis staff member will provide support and supervision throughout your work on the hotline.
Provident’s Life Crisis Services
2650 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103