Unexpected Benefits of Telehealth

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Retaining excellent employees is something Provident works hard to achieve. When Marge Schicker, who’s been on our clinical staff for 18 years, said she was moving to Indiana, the team got creative. “Offering telehealth services became a necessity this year in response to COVID. It’s also allowed us to keep excellent clinicians who’s life circumstances have shifted,” said Director of … Read More

Staff Profile: Matthew Maniaci

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Matthew Maniaci is Provident’s Senior Grants Manager. He lives with his wife, Emily, and their cats, Jello, Bilbo, Katsu, and Toner. What is your favorite thing about your job? I’m responsible for writing and submitting grant applications to a variety of funders. Those grants can be anything from a few thousand dollars to multiple millions over several years, and they help … Read More

Provident Goes Viral with Video

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Need a pick-me-up? Provident recently produced this feel-good video for social media that has brought a smile to thousands of faces since it went live. “This video is intended to remind our friends that no matter what’s happening in the world, there are still so many things to be thankful for,” said Director of Advancement Julie McDowell. Special thanks to … Read More

If you’re lucky, you’ll get old.

Mary Ryder Home, News, Views

You’ll hopefully reach ages when you have a clear perspective on your self-worth, you’ll learn not to sweat the small stuff, you’ll have time to appreciate how life has unfolded.   Yes, age can be a blessing. But new phases of life always take some time to settle into. They raise big questions. And, if you’ve had behavioral health challenges … Read More

Staying Happy and Healthy at Mary Ryder Home

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Social isolation is a major challenge for seniors, and especially so during this time of extreme caution in response to the pandemic. Provident salutes the team at Mary Ryder Home, who have gone above and beyond to develop programming that keep the ladies healthy both mentally and physically. “For the first time in MRH history, we’ve had to purchase sunscreen … Read More

YP Yoga Event Raises Awareness, Funds

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Provident’s YP Board recently held their Mind, Body and Spirits yoga event to promote positive messages about caring for yourself physically as well as mentally. Forty five people participated in the class led by certified instructor Oanh Wieland. Together, they raised $1,100. Said Provident Development Manager Maggie Bauer: “Our YP board is extremely passionate about our mission and has been creative … Read More

PCS Team Answers the Call in Q1

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Provident’s Crisis Services Team answered 15,850 calls between January and April 2020, with an average wait time of 29 seconds. Of total callers, 89% reported feeling better after the call and 88% of those deemed high risk scheduled life-saving follow up services. “We became a backup call center for the National Lifeline earlier this year. Those callers combined with the … Read More

Provident Receives FOCUS Award

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Provident Behavioral Health is pleased to announce that we were selected as one of 20 honorees for the coveted FOCUS St. Louis What’s Right with the Region Award for our work to promote stronger communities. Honorees are nominated by the public and selected by a panel of community judges for their impact and service to the community. Click here to read more. … Read More

Zack Brandmeyer Tapped to Lead MRH Team

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Provident is pleased to announce that Zack Brandmeyer has been named the Administrator of the Mary Ryder Home. Brandmeyer’s responsibilities will include the administration and regulatory oversight of the facility, which became part of Provident in October of 2019. He will lead a staff of 35, which includes skilled nurses, care staff, and administrative team. Brandmeyer’s enthusiasm for the role was apparent … Read More

Supporting Black Mental Health

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Provident therapist LaTanya Mackey was recently interviewed on Fox 2 and KMOV about the unique challenges faced by Black people during this period of social change. When talking about COVID-19, job loss, and videos of police violence, LaTanya had this to say: “It’s impacting people at a greater rate than the toxic stress we’re already experiencing, day-to-day, being Black in America.” Intake … Read More