PCS Receives 5-Year Contract for Disaster Distress Hotline

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Provident Crisis Services recently received a $486,000 per year contract from SAMHSA to continue work answering the Disaster Distress Helpline. The five-year contract nearly doubled the previous annual contract amount. Provident is one of only three national crisis centers to answer this helpline. “The number of national disasters is, unfortunately, continuing to grow,” said Lindsay Jeffries, Director of Clinical Services. … Read More

Mary Ryder Home Transitions to an IRTS Model of Care

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Congratulations to the Mary Ryder Home leadership team and to Provident’s executive staff and Board of Directors on their visionary work to reimagine the focus and mission for MRH going forward. Over the next four months, MRH will implement an Intensive Residential Treatment Setting (IRTS) model of care. The transition from the current legacy congregate model to IRTS is the … Read More

Provident Plans Access Center Team Expansion

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Provident is pleased to announce our Access Center is increasing the size of its graduate student cohort, bringing the total number to six. Representative Cori Bush helped secure partial funding for the expanded staff. “The Access Center has been an incredible success, proving both that this service is needed and that our work is exceptional,” said LaTanya Mackey, who supervises … Read More

Samaria Crawford Brings High Tea, Conversation, and Hat Making to Mary Ryder Residents

Mary Ryder Home

“What are we gonna do today, Miss Sam?” This is the question Samaria Crawford gets asked by residents on most days in her position as a Residential Support Coordinator at Provident’s Mary Ryder Home (MRH). In August, she answered with “Tea Party!” Samaria had noticed that what MRH residents needed and wanted were activities that engaged them in thinking, creativity, … Read More

National 988 Lifeline Set to Launch July 16, Provident Behavioral Health is State and National Backup Call Center

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July 5, 2022 (St. Louis, MO) –– A transformative step forward in behavioral health support is set to take place on July 16 with the launch of the national 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline dialing code. Provident Behavioral Health, which manages one of the oldest and most-respected call centers in the country, will answer calls for Missouri as a local … Read More

Provident is KMOX Voice of Caring Partner

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KMOX has chosen Provident as their Voice of Caring Partner for the month of May, sharing helpful information for listeners about behavioral health and how the agency is there to serve them. The partnership includes public service announcements, a page on the KMOX website, and an on-air interview. Click here to listen to an interview with Brianna Massie, Provident’s Associate … Read More

Mental Health First Aid Training

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Clinical Site Supervisor Elizabeth Reinberg recently led a mental health first aid training for students, Mary Ryder Home leadership team, PCS team members, and members of the counseling department. The filled-to-capacity class was funded by a SAMHSA grant in partnership with the Missouri Institute of Mental Health and the Mental Health Missouri First Aid team. The course is a skills-based … Read More

Mackey Selected as 2022 Young Leader

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Clinical Site Supervisor LaTanya Mackey was recently named a 2022 Young Leaders by the St. Louis American. The award recognizes 25 professionals under the age of 40 for their career achievements and community service. “LaTanya has been instrumental in shaping programming in Provident’s Access Center as well as providing mentorship to the students who staff it,” said Lindsay Jeffries, Director … Read More

Board President Lawlor Shares Mental Health Month Info

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Provident’s Board President Edward Lawlor was interviewed by KTRS’s Jennifer Blome and Wendy Weise as part of Mental Health Awareness Month. Dr. Lawlor talked about current mental health trends, Provident’s serves, the new 988 number, and more. Thank you to Dr. Lawlor for sharing vital information and helping promote Provident! Click here to listen to the full interview.

Therapists on YouTube

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Provident’s therapists are releasing videos via the agency’s YouTube channel to share helpful behavioral health information as well as connect with people who are looking for their services. The videos are on Provident’s YouTube channel and embedded on each clinician’s profile.   “The pages on our website that profile clinicians are consistently our most-visited,” said Director of Clinical Services Lindsay … Read More