Be sure to check out the newly-redesigned Feeling Kinda Blue website (feelingkidablue.org), which provides a safe space for people who struggle with depression, anxiety, grief, emotional pain, and other mental illnesses to connect with others. The site has approximately 7,000 members nation-wide and is monitored by Provident’s team of professionals 24/7. Thank you to founder and funder of the site … Read More
A recent study published by Common Sense Media, a CA-based nonprofit that helps kids and families make smart media and tech choices, showed how much social media use has grown among teenagers over the past 5 years. (Link here) As a mental health provider, Provident is particularly interested in how the increase is impacting young people emotionally. The news is not … Read More
Provident counselor Shelby Zurick joined St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh and Dr. Bart Andrews of Behavioral Health Response to talk about Suicide Prevention Month. Click here to listen to their discussion about suicide prevention.
A nine-year-old Denver boy ended up taking his own life after being bullied for telling his classmates that he was gay. His mother is now trying to spread awareness as she grieves the loss of her son. Alex Gould, a licensed therapist from with Provident, joins Fox 2 news to discuss the mental health of young children as explains why … Read More
Partnership to address “crisis-level priority” August 2018 (Jefferson County) – Residents of Jefferson County will have a new, convenient option to address their mental health needs starting in September. Jefferson County Health Department has chosen to partner with Provident to offer services at their offices in High Ridge and Hillsboro as well as through their Mobile Wellness Van. The partnership … Read More
It’s back to school time! Our Afterschool team is working hard to welcome back the 750 students we will serve at 10 sites this year; each staff member will receive over 20 hours of training prior to the first day of school with an additional 40 more hours throughout the year. Provident is excited to expand our curriculum with two … Read More
Please join us in congratulating two Provident team members on their latest career milestones. Lindsay Jeffries has been named Director of Clinical Services. Lindsay is the first person to fill this newly-created position and will oversee both the Life Crisis and Clinical teams. Under her leadership, staff members will both answer calls to the lifeline as well as see clients … Read More
Click to listen to a recent story KMOX Radio did with Provident’s Life Crisis team about signs to look for when helping those who may be suicidal. Thank you to Carol Daniel for talking with us!
Is it Spiderman? Wonder Woman? An Avenger? The super kids in Provident’s summer program recently celebrated Superhero Week, one of the fun activities that keep children engaged, entertained, and safe during school break. Our summer program is an extension of the Afterschool program and has tripled in size to 119 students this year. This summer, children are served at St. … Read More
Thank you to Provident Young Professionals board members Jenna Neal and Michael Neal for hosting a great Giving Club event at Brew Hub Taproom in support of our mission. Said one attendee: “I struggled with depression and I knew I was still loved and that gave me hope. The hope I had carried me through my life. Some people don’t … Read More