The Knowledge to Save Lives Through Behavioral Health

Sharing expert skills that expand the network of helpers

Provident Behavioral Health's team of skilled therapists is dedicated to sharing their knowledge with others. Participants gain the experience they need to help support people in crisis and often become volunteers in our programs.

Suicide Prevention Training Course

Missouri is experiencing a suicide epidemic. Our ranking is 16th in the nation for deaths, with one life lost every eight hours.

Provident’s Suicide Prevention Training Course is intended to educate those in the medical and mental health fields about best practices for helping those at risk. The course is broken into four segments: Defining the problem, suicide risk assessment, emergency services and safety planning, and suicide prevention for special populations and treatment options. When completed, this course will satisfy one hour of the required two-hour suicide prevention training.

Click here to access the course.

Provident Crisis Services Hotline Training (includes ASIST)

Provident's Crisis Services Hotline Training sessions are perfect for those who are interested in volunteering to help others or students looking for internships or practicum opportunities. The training is comprehensive and will be an exceptional foundation for any position in the mental health field; it is required for anyone who wants to become a crisis counselor.

Provident Crisis Services Hotline training sessions are typically held Friday-Sunday on two consecutive weeks for a total of six days of learning.  The sessions are from 9am-5pm at our Yalem office 2650 Olive in downtown St. Louis.  

The ASIST program (see below) is embedded in each session. Please visit our events page to find upcoming session dates.

If you want to help those in need by becoming a Provident Crisis volunteer, please download and fill out this PCS Training Application and email it back to,  along with a cover letter and a resume.  For more information, contact us at 314.446.2867 or email

ASIST Training

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day workshop in suicide first aid. You’ll learn to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and gain life-saving knowledge that can lead them to the help they need.

Anyone age 16 or older is eligible to participate in the program. Provident coordinates this learning as a way of strengthening our regional safety net of caregivers who can support others and work toward addressing life crisis situations.

ASIST training sessions are typically held from 9am-5pm over one weekend at our Yalem office 2650 Olive in downtown St. Louis.  Visit our events page to find upcoming dates and register.

If you want to help others by learning the ASIST method, please download and fill out this LCS Training Application and email it back to or contact us at 314.446.2867. You can also reach us via email at

Adult and Youth Mental First Aid

We offer Adult (MHFA) and Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) and if interested, please contact Elizabeth Reinberg at

Through a grant offered in partnership with Mental Health First Aid Missouri, we will be offering this training free of charge to the first 10 registrants on Friday, April 22nd from 8am-3pm at our City Office located at 2650 Olive Street, Saint Louis, MO 63103.

Registration for the April 22nd training is now full.
Please stay tuned to our website for information on future trainings.

Click here for more information about Mental Health First Aid (MHFA).

Date: Friday, April 22, 2022
Time: 8am-3pm - There will be a 45 min break for lunch - please bring your own lunch
Location - Provident City Office - 2650 Olive Street, Saint Louis, MO 63103
Cost: Free
Parking: Free in Provident's parking lot (off Beaumont and Olive)
Participants must live or work in Missouri
Registrants will need to complete a 2-hour self paced course prior to this class
(no later than 4/15/22) in order to attend the in-person portion of the training.