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.
Feeling Kinda Blue (FKB)
For young adults who are feeling depressed and alone, check out Feeling Kinda Blue, an interactive social media site.
Chat online with others who are also experiencing depression. Post, blog, chat, share, connect, relate, renew ... a chance to escape isolation and find a sense of hope. Our trained clinicians monitor the site on a 24 hour basis. For emergency situations, call Provident's toll-free 24/7 Crisis Hotline at 1.866.728.7983.
For those who have attempted suicide or are at risk for attempting suicide, call Hope After at 314.446.2882. We offer FREE telephonic counseling, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Services are specifically focused on individual needs, goal setting and resource referrals. Hope After is supported by a grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Justin Hughes, our Volunteer & Practicum Coordinator at email@example.com along with a cover letter and a resume. For more information or clarification, contact Justin at 314-446-2840 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our upcoming training for 2014 includes the following dates:
Summer I: April 25-27 & May 2-4
Summer II: May 9-11 & 16-18
Fall: August 8-10 & 15-17
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