MRH Choir Members Give Touching Performance

Mary Ryder Home, News

Provident creates a video each year as part of our Gala event that’s intended to show attendees why the work we do is vitally important. One of the stand-out segments this year was undoubtedly the singing and testimonials given by the women of Mary Ryder Home, who were asked to comment on what living there meant to them: “MRH is … Read More

Psychiatric Services Adds Third PMHNP

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Provident is pleased to welcome Alex Davis as our newest Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He will provide medication management to existing Provident clients as well as referrals. Alex will provide services to children and adolescents at our downtown office. He will also provide Telehealth care to Missouri residents. When asked about his practice, Alex says: “The most fulfilling aspect … Read More

Fox 2 Taps Provident for Special Report

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Fox 2 News recently did a special report on an increase in teens self-reporting that they’re struggling with thoughts of suicide. The segments, collectively called “Crisis at Home,” combined the knowledge of suicide prevention experts, schools, therapists, doctors, parents, teachers, and lawmakers to talk about the rising number of teens who have or are willing to take their own lives. … Read More

Afterschool Students Celebrate Black History


Students in Provident’s Afterschool Program celebrated Black History Month in February with a variety of special projects. The team developed creative lessons and kept it interesting by adding some modern messaging. Highlights included making paper Kente cloths, Black History famous Black people memorial, Kevin Hart’s Black History movie day, and “SUNday,” where they enjoyed dinner and snack outdoors in a half circle … Read More

Provident Receives Grant from Vibrant Health


Provident Behavioral Health is pleased to announce it has received the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s 988 State Planning Grant through Vibrant Emotional Health, the nonprofit administrator of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Lifeline). Through the grant, Provident will participate in the development of strategic plans for Missouri in preparation for the projected infrastructure needs, volume growth, and access to the … Read More

Staff Profile: Brianna Massie


Brianna Massie is Provident’s Associate Director of Counseling. What is your favorite thing about your job? My favorite part about working at Provident is getting to serve alongside an amazing team of talented clinicians and dedicated support staff who truly aim to better the lives of their clients and the community as a whole. I am glad to be part of … Read More

Young Professionals Elect New Exec Board Members

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Congratulations to the new Executive Board of Provident’s Young Professionals: Chris Brammer Fundraising Co-Chair   Andrew Eastman Fundraising Co-Chair   Laura Farrar Board Development Chair   Anne Milne Advocacy Chair   Maggie Bauer Provident Staff Liaison   Provident Young Professionals Board engages and supports a new generation of St. Louis community leaders through service and advocacy. The Board promotes Provident’s mission … Read More

Teen Mental Health Article in the Post-Dispatch

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Provident clinician Alex Richards recently shared her expertise with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about teen mental health during COVID-19.   “One of the biggest things I’ve seen is the challenges brought on by remote learning,” Richards said in the article. She discussed how it requires more self-discipline while students have less structure and social support.   She … Read More

Silver Linings of 2020 Social Media Video

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2020 by asking some of our friends what the silver linings of 2020 were.   “I got to work on foundational things that made me a better version of myself.”   “I got to explore a talent that I hadn’t had time to before, and that’s the ability to take what I’m feeling on the inside and produce art.”   … Read More

Mary Ryder Home Ladies Receive Vaccinations

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Mary Ryder Home residents and staff were fortunate to be among the first people in the St. Louis region to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.   Ninety doses were administered on January 22, with an additional booster dose needed for each person toward the end of February for full effectiveness. CVS Pharmacy employees were on-site to provide the injections.   “We are … Read More