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.
Life Crisis Hotline Training (includes ASIST)
Provident's Life Crisis 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.
Life Crisis 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 Life Crisis volunteer, please download and fill out this LCS Training Application and email it back to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with a cover letter and a resume. For more information, contact us at 314.446.2867 or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us at 314.446.2867. You can also reach us via email at email@example.com.