Press Release: Mary Ryder Home to Join Provident Behavioral Health


New Organization Will Expand Mental Health Services for St. Louis Seniors October 7, 2019 (St. Louis, MO) — Provident Behavioral Health and Mary Ryder Home, two St. Louis nonprofits that have been serving the community for a combined 250 years, are joining to provide a greater impact in our region. The agencies have chosen to make this move because together, … Read More

Giving middle-schoolers the tools they need for high school

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Back to school time is often a source of great stress, especially for middle school-aged students. Therapist La Tanya Mackey with Provident Behavioral Health says that working with a family when the child is 12 or 13 can often give them tools that will make a difference when they are in high school. Click here to view the segment from … Read More

Ways to lower the rising youth suicide rate

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The youngest person to call Provident’s Life Crisis Lifeline was seven years old. Sharing that information with reporter Aisha Sultan from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is what sparked her interested in doing an article about youth and suicide. Click here to view the full article, including insights from Provident staff member Jessie Vance, on how to identify adolescents that may … Read More

Provident weighs in on gun violence

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Provident released a statement following the recent gun violence in Texas and Ohio. Our primary point: Mental health care is a vital part of solving our nation’s gun violence problem, but mental illness is not the leading cause. Click here to read our full statement. Provident’s Director of Clinical Services Lindsay Jeffries was invited to speak on the topic with KTRS’s Jennifer … Read More

2018 Impact Report Shows Difference We Make


Provident recently completed our 2018 Impact Report, breaking down the statistics on the difference we make in our community. Interesting numbers: Over 180 zip codes were represented by Provident clients in 2018. 47.3% of our clients were African American, 40.4% Caucasian, 2.9% Multiracial, 3.7% Hispanic/Latino, 0.9% Asian, and roughly 4% unknown. 63% of our clients were youth ages 0-19. Our … Read More

May 21 Donor Event


On Tuesday, May 21, Provident celebrated its board of directors, advisory council, Navigators Giving Club, and Yeatman Society donors at a reception at the Log Cabin Club in Ladue. We appreciate the support these donors provide to ensure Provident can fulfill our mission of building brighter futures through exceptional behavioral health services, especially for those with the greatest need. “Mental healthcare needs … Read More

Fox 2 Covers Student Stress


Brianna Massie was recently interviewed on Fox 2 News about how parents can help students cope with the stress that surfaces around at the end of the school year. “The biggest thing is to communicate that you care. I think a lot of kids forget their parents are in their corner,” Brianna said. “When you notice a change and they’re not … Read More

Afterschool Program Gets National Honor


Congratulations to Afterschool team members Tuesday Powell, Darius Pikes, Keanna Jackson, and Kiesha Blanchard for creating a bullying awareness project at Lexington School that was selected as 2019 Design for Change USA Semi-Finalists. The project wove together elements of the STEM curriculum with social justice. “This year’s pool was the most robust and diverse yet. You are certainly a meaningful … Read More

Provident Board Profile: Aaron Stewart


Which talent would you most like to have? Is mindreading a talent? If it is, then definitely mindreading. If not, then remembering people’s names. I am terrible at remembering names. My first boss, Tom Arcobasso (owner of Arcobasso’s Italian Restaurant), could remember everyone’s name that came into his restaurant. It was unbelievable. He’d meet someone in passing, wouldn’t see them … Read More

Provident Chosen as Top Workplace


For the second year in a row, Provident was chosen as one of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Top Work Places. Each year, a select group of businesses, nonprofits, and organizations throughout the region are chosen for this list based on the results of anonymous employee surveys that a focus on employee wellness and job satisfaction. We’re honored to again be … Read More