Where there is help, there is hope

Provident is proud to be the sole Missouri Backup Crisis Center for all state-wide Lifeline crisis lines, thanks to funding from the Missouri Department of Mental Health.  To learn more: 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline | dmh.mo.gov or Home - Missouri 988.

To reach the National or Missouri Suicide Prevention Lifeline, call or text 988.

“I feel like no one understands...”
“I can’t talk to any of my friends about this...”
“I am afraid...”
“I don’t know where else to turn...”

The first thing you need to know is you are not alone. The Provident crisis team is here 24 hours a day, every day, to help with whatever life crisis you are facing. Our mental health experts are a non-judgemental, caring source of information that listen and help you discover what the next steps can be toward overcoming your personal challenges.

Who do we help?

Our mental health professionals help hundreds of people just like you every day. We've talked to callers as young as seven years old through older adults. We help people of all races, religions, sexual identities, and economic backgrounds. We talk to parents who are worried about their child, adults who are struggling with grief, children who are dealing with a bully, medical professionals who need advice in dealing with a patient, and individuals who are contemplating suicide. We are here for anyone who is experiencing a mental or emotional crisis.

What happens when I call?

Our first priority is to make sure you and those around you are safe. We'll ask questions and help you identify what's really bothering you. We'll then work together to create a plan that works for you.

How much does it cost to talk to Crisis Services?

Your call to the Suicide Prevention Lifeline is absolutely free.

What makes the Provident team so good at what they do?

Provident's crisis lifeline is one of of the oldest in the country - we've been helping callers and saving lives for over 60 years. We are compassionate, confidential, and on the leading edge of our work. We are part of a state and national network of call centers that provide a lifeline to hundreds of thousands of people annually.