Board Profile: Adam Fournie

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Adam Fournie is an analyst with Edward Jones and a member of Provident’s Board of Directors. We’re thankful for the time and talent he shares with us, and were excited to learn more about him. What talent would you most like to have?  An amazing singing voice (for karaoke purposes). What is the last book you read?  The Last Children … Read More

Bigger and Better South County Office

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Provident’s South County office recently moved into a new 4,593 square food space, which includes 10 therapy offices. The larger location has room for additional staff. The move was completed so that the South County team can serve more clients in a more comfortable setting. “We’re most proud of our new waiting room, which allows for parents to comfortably sit and … Read More

Helpful Information for Parents and Students

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Provident’s Alexander Davis was recently interviewed by both KSDK and KMOX about reducing anxiety for kids as they headed back into the classroom following the first year of the pandemic. “Keep those lines of communication open. Kids can adapt pretty well,” said Davis. Click here to see his KSDK segment.

Access Center Welcomes New Cohort, Expands

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Access Center | Provident Behavioral Health ( recently welcomed a new cohort of six students, who began providing services the last week of August. This is the largest cohort to date for the program, which launched in 2019 with two students. “Several of our students are coming to Provident with experience in crisis management and with caring for underrepresented populations,” … Read More

Back to School with Afterschool

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Congratulations to our Afterschool team, which successfully re-entered school buildings after completing training that prepared them to give new focus to behavioral health. “We have a new curriculum that embeds social emotional lessons into our day,” said Gail Sharpe, Director of Youth Programs. Afterschool currently has 25 staff members at 11 schools. The program expanded to Hamilton Elementary in the … Read More

September is Suicide Prevention Month

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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month — a time to raise awareness for people who may be personally struggling or those who are looking for ways to help. In addition to shifting public perception, behavioral health providers use this month to spread hope and vital information to people affected by suicide. Provident’s goal is to ensure that individuals, friends and … Read More

Provident Begins Services at Rung

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Rung for Women recently held kickoff celebrations for the 120 women chosen to be part of their inaugural cohort. Provident is proud to be among the co-designers of this innovative center, which empowers women to grow and achieve sustained independence through educational, professional, and economic resources. “We have begun providing behavioral health services at the Rung campus and look forward … Read More

Provident Receives Grant from Vibrant Health

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Provident Behavioral Health is pleased to announce it has received the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s 988 State Planning Grant through the Missouri Department of Mental Health and Vibrant Emotional Health, the nonprofit administrator of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Lifeline). Through the grant, Provident will participate in the development of strategic plans for Missouri in preparation for the projected infrastructure … Read More

Growth in Provident’s Psychiatric Services Dept.

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Provident Behavioral Health began offering in-person and telehealth psychiatric evaluation and medication management services a little over a year ago. Our current team includes Alexander Davis, Stacy Johnson, and Courtney Wall, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners who are dedicated to providing psychiatric medication management to clients ages 5 and up. “Adding psychiatric services to our menu allows us to offer … Read More

Online Suicide Prevention Course

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Provident Behavioral Health offers various community-based suicide prevention training opportunities, as well as an online suicide prevention training course that helps mental health and medical professionals assess and address the needs of people in crisis. The free, online course includes four video segments, quizzes, and a certificate of completion. The course helps these professionals meet new state requirements passed in … Read More