Online Suicide Prevention Course Educates 200+

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Provident launched an online training course for Suicide Prevention in response to the State of Missouri’s requirement for those in the medical and mental health fields to educate themselves on best practices for helping those at risk. Over 200 people completed the four-part course and received certification through the Provident website in 2019. This has the potential to save hundreds of … Read More

Provident Receives Grant to Triple Counseling Staff In Jefferson County

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Provident received a three-year grant from the Jefferson Foundation to triple the number of therapists serving the area. “The combination of funding from the Foundation and a partnership with the Jefferson County Health Department is what made this opportunity possible,” said Kevin Drollinger. Provident first began serving Jefferson County in the summer of 2018 after an assessment by the Foundation … Read More

Coping with Winter Depression during the Holiday Season

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It’s a joyous holiday season, but when the hustle and bustle of December is over, the darkness for some really sets in. For those who suffer from winter depression, known as Seasonal Affective Disorder or “SAD,” mid-winter is especially hard.  Click here to view FOX2 News story about Winter Depression. The most difficult months for people with Seasonal Affective Disorder … Read More

Partnership with Mary Ryder Home Expands Mental Health Services to Seniors

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On October 1, Provident and Mary Ryder Home joined their agencies because, working together, we increase our capacity to fulfill a shared mission of providing exceptional behavioral health services to those in our community who need it most. Sixty five senior women find a safe, supportive place to live and enhanced mental health services due to our shared work.

YP Skeeball Tournament Has a Lifesaving Impact

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Thank you to Provident’s Young Professionals Board for hosting a SkeeBall Tournament on October 16th at Up-Down St Louis! This event netted nearly $750, which will go directly to supporting Provident’s 24/7 Crisis Hotlines.  We answered 64,258 calls last year; the cost per call is roughly $20 and 33% of all callers expressed suicidal ideation. The funds raised from this … Read More

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

New Behavioral Health 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