Notable Grants from Major Community Organizations Demonstrate Trust in Provident’s Work

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Provident recently received grants totaling $178,000 from The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the St. Louis Mental Health Board to support counseling, psychiatric services and Access Center, and $4.9 million from the St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund to provide no-cost behavioral health services to St. Louis County youth. “Our entire staff team should feel extremely proud of theses awards because they show that funders recognize the critical work we … Read More

Updated Statement Solidifies Commitment to DEI

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Provident recently updated our DEI statement to reinforce our commitment to supporting and celebrating team members as unique individuals. We commit to: Creating a sense of belonging for each member of the team that recognizes and values all backgrounds, roles, and contributions. Honoring and respecting all people at all times. Offering a welcoming environment where everyone feels psychologically safe and … Read More

Care and Counseling Joins Provident Behavioral Health


New Organization Is One of Largest Behavioral Healthcare Providers in the Region June 20, 2023 (St. Louis, MO) — Provident Behavioral Health is pleased to announce that Care and Counseling has joined the agency’s practice. The combined nonprofit will serve approximately 4,000 people directly in the St. Louis region and another 40,000 across Missouri and the U.S. through crisis hotlines … Read More

Provident Clinician Brianna Massie Talks with KTRS’s Jennifer Blome and Wendy Wiese About CDC Report


Provident clinician Brianna Massie recently spoke with KTRS’s Jennifer Blome and Wendy Wiese about the newly-released CDC report that included some alarming statistics on female teen mental health. They discussed the unique challenges teens are facing, how to recognize when there’s an issue. “Finding small moments of connections with your teen, you can open the door to more supportive communication,” … Read More

The Role of Leadership in Creating an Inclusive Workplace Culture

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By Rachel Ridings, Culture Champion & Recruiter and Chair of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging (DEI&B) Committee Last week, I attended a Human Resources seminar and one of the speakers, Fred Falker, spoke on the role of leadership in creating an inclusive culture in the workplace. I was ready to take notes and learn as much as possible so that I could … Read More

Provident Crisis Services Selected to Monitor 988 Inquiries for DMH on Social Media


Beginning in January, the Department of Mental Health (DMH) will run statewide advertising for the 988 hotline on all major social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok. During this campaign, which runs through May, PCS has been selected to monitor the chat and messaging feature for the DMH Facebook page so that inquiries are not missed. Our staff will … Read More

Provident Gala 2023 is A Great Success!

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Thank you to our 500+ donors and friends who joined us on February 4 for the 2023 Spirit of Provident Gala! It was an amazing night of sharing the message of how Provident is changing lives and saving lives, 24/7, through exception behavioral health services. Click below to watch our gala video. You can also view and share via Provident’s … Read More

Post-Dispatch Article on New 988 Hotline

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  Provident therapist Jai Wilson was featured in an article about the success of the 988 Crisis Hotline in the January 3 edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Jai supervises the crisis service line. The article details the history of how the national hotline was developed and funded but also delves into the impact of its launch in Missouri. The … Read More

PCS Monitors ASPEN Program for Youth in Jefferson County

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PCS has been selected to monitor the ASPEN (Access to Services Providing Essential Needs) program during off-hours for the Jefferson County Health Department and Jefferson County school districts. Recent years have seen a dramatic rise in the number of students needing mental health resources. In 2018 in particular, the number of youth suicides increased in the community. The online ASPEN platform was established … Read More

New 988 crisis line works to fill gaps in in mental health services in Missouri


This article appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on January 3, 2023. Click here to read the original. ST. LOUIS — Some are desperately lonely. Others can’t stop suicidal thoughts. Sometimes, a school counselor calls needing advice on helping a student. Other times, it’s a concerned friend seeing ominous messages on social media. Calls to the new 988 crisis line … Read More