Save the Date!

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Mark your calendars for the 2019 Spirit of Provident Gala on Saturday, February 08 at the Ritz-Carlton St. Louis. The theme of this year’s event is 250: A Shared Vision, which was inspired by the combined years of serving the community between Provident and Mary Ryder Home. “Our organizations were drawn together because of our common dedication to serving those … Read More

Provident Behavioral Health Adds M. Susan Dawson for Psychiatric Services

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November 2019 (St. Louis, MO) – Provident Behavioral Health, a nonprofit organization with a 159-year history of service to the St. Louis region, has added M. Susan Dawson, Ed.D., PMHNP-BC, to their team. Dr. Dwson is able to prescribe medication and will help Provident’s adult clients to manage their psychiatric medications. She will work in conjunction with the organization’s counseling … Read More

Lights On After School

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On October 24, Provident’s Afterschool Program participated in the national Lights On After School event. This nationwide party recognizes and celebrates the important role of afterschool programs for children, families, and communities. Provident currently provides programming in 10 elementary schools, helping to keep kids safe, boost student success, and support working parents. Even Missouri State Representative Steven Roberts (pictured) got … Read More

Access Center Exceeds Expectations

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The Provident team has a new way to define success now that the Access Center is open helping clients. Here’s an example: The PCS team received a call on the lifeline from a client who was in crisis. Staff knew this person could benefit from an in-person meeting and were able to keep the client talking as they were driven … Read More

Tips from a Therapist

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Spotted in our Northwest County location: “This glitter bottle on my office windowsill never fails – everyone picks it up and plays with it! There’s just something very soothing about watching that organic magic happen,” says therapist Alexandra Gould. Alexandra specializes in helping children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Glitter jars are easy, fun, and can help create calm. You … Read More

Staff Profile: Stefanie Osiek

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Which talent would you most like to have? I am in awe of those who have a beautiful voice.   The ability to give someone goosebumps through song would be amazing! What is your favorite quote or proverb? “Be the reason someone smiles today.” What do you like about being a part of Provident leadership?  I appreciate being a part of a dedicated, mission-driven team … Read More

Press Release: Mary Ryder Home to Join Provident Behavioral Health


New Organization Will Expand Mental Health Services for St. Louis Seniors October 7, 2019 (St. Louis, MO) — Provident Behavioral Health and Mary Ryder Home, two St. Louis nonprofits that have been serving the community for a combined 250 years, are joining to provide a greater impact in our region. The agencies have chosen to make this move because together, … Read More

Giving middle-schoolers the tools they need for high school

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Back to school time is often a source of great stress, especially for middle school-aged students. Therapist La Tanya Mackey with Provident Behavioral Health says that working with a family when the child is 12 or 13 can often give them tools that will make a difference when they are in high school. Click here to view the segment from … Read More

Ways to lower the rising youth suicide rate

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The youngest person to call Provident’s Life Crisis Lifeline was seven years old. Sharing that information with reporter Aisha Sultan from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is what sparked her interested in doing an article about youth and suicide. Click here to view the full article, including insights from Provident staff member Jessie Vance, on how to identify adolescents that may … Read More

Provident weighs in on gun violence

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Provident released a statement following the recent gun violence in Texas and Ohio. Our primary point: Mental health care is a vital part of solving our nation’s gun violence problem, but mental illness is not the leading cause. Click here to read our full statement. Provident’s Director of Clinical Services Lindsay Jeffries was invited to speak on the topic with KTRS’s Jennifer … Read More