Coping with Winter Depression during the Holiday Season

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It’s a joyous holiday season, but when the hustle and bustle of December is over, the darkness for some really sets in. For those who suffer from winter depression, known as Seasonal Affective Disorder or “SAD,” mid-winter is especially hard.  Click here to view FOX2 News story about Winter Depression. The most difficult months for people with Seasonal Affective Disorder … Read More

Partnership with Mary Ryder Home Expands Services to Seniors

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On October 1, Provident and Mary Ryder Home joined their agencies because, working together, we increase our capacity to fulfill a shared mission of providing exceptional behavioral health services to those in our community who need it most. Sixty five senior women find a safe, supportive place to live and enhanced mental health services due to our shared work.

Save the Date!

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Mark your calendars for the 2019 Spirit of Provident Gala on Saturday, February 08 at the Ritz-Carlton St. Louis. The theme of this year’s event is 250: A Shared Vision, which was inspired by the combined years of serving the community between Provident and Mary Ryder Home. “Our organizations were drawn together because of our common dedication to serving those … Read More

Provident Behavioral Health Adds M. Susan Dawson for Psychiatric Services

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November 2019 (St. Louis, MO) – Provident Behavioral Health, a nonprofit organization with a 159-year history of service to the St. Louis region, has added M. Susan Dawson, Ed.D., PMHNP-BC, to their team. Dr. Dwson is able to prescribe medication and will help Provident’s adult clients to manage their psychiatric medications. She will work in conjunction with the organization’s counseling … Read More

Lights On After School

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On October 24, Provident’s Afterschool Program participated in the national Lights On After School event. This nationwide party recognizes and celebrates the important role of afterschool programs for children, families, and communities. Provident currently provides programming in 10 elementary schools, helping to keep kids safe, boost student success, and support working parents. Even Missouri State Representative Steven Roberts (pictured) got … Read More

Access Center Exceeds Expectations

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The Provident team has a new way to define success now that the Access Center is open helping clients. Here’s an example: The PCS team received a call on the lifeline from a client who was in crisis. Staff knew this person could benefit from an in-person meeting and were able to keep the client talking as they were driven … Read More

Tips from a Therapist

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Spotted in our Northwest County location: “This glitter bottle on my office windowsill never fails – everyone picks it up and plays with it! There’s just something very soothing about watching that organic magic happen,” says therapist Alexandra Gould. Alexandra specializes in helping children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Glitter jars are easy, fun, and can help create calm. You … Read More

Staff Profile: Stefanie Osiek

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Which talent would you most like to have? I am in awe of those who have a beautiful voice.   The ability to give someone goosebumps through song would be amazing! What is your favorite quote or proverb? “Be the reason someone smiles today.” What do you like about being a part of Provident leadership?  I appreciate being a part of a dedicated, mission-driven team … Read More

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