National 988 Lifeline Set to Launch July 16, Provident Behavioral Health is State and National Backup Call Center


July 5, 2022 (St. Louis, MO) –– A transformative step forward in behavioral health support is set to take place on July 16 with the launch of the national 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline dialing code. Provident Behavioral Health, which manages one of the oldest and most-respected call centers in the country, will answer calls for Missouri as a local … Read More

Provident is KMOX Voice of Caring Partner

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KMOX has chosen Provident as their Voice of Caring Partner for the month of May, sharing helpful information for listeners about behavioral health and how the agency is there to serve them. The partnership includes public service announcements, a page on the KMOX website, and an on-air interview. Click here to listen to an interview with Brianna Massie, Provident’s Associate … Read More

Mental Health First Aid Training

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Clinical Site Supervisor Elizabeth Reinberg recently led a mental health first aid training for students, Mary Ryder Home leadership team, PCS team members, and members of the counseling department. The filled-to-capacity class was funded by a SAMHSA grant in partnership with the Missouri Institute of Mental Health and the Mental Health Missouri First Aid team. The course is a skills-based … Read More

Mackey Selected as 2022 Young Leader

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Clinical Site Supervisor LaTanya Mackey was recently named a 2022 Young Leaders by the St. Louis American. The award recognizes 25 professionals under the age of 40 for their career achievements and community service. “LaTanya has been instrumental in shaping programming in Provident’s Access Center as well as providing mentorship to the students who staff it,” said Lindsay Jeffries, Director … Read More

Board President Lawlor Shares Mental Health Month Info

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Provident’s Board President Edward Lawlor was interviewed by KTRS’s Jennifer Blome and Wendy Weise as part of Mental Health Awareness Month. Dr. Lawlor talked about current mental health trends, Provident’s serves, the new 988 number, and more. Thank you to Dr. Lawlor for sharing vital information and helping promote Provident! Click here to listen to the full interview.

Therapists on YouTube

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Provident’s therapists are releasing videos via the agency’s YouTube channel to share helpful behavioral health information as well as connect with people who are looking for their services. The videos are on Provident’s YouTube channel and embedded on each clinician’s profile.   “The pages on our website that profile clinicians are consistently our most-visited,” said Director of Clinical Services Lindsay … Read More

Appreciating Afterschool

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It’s Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week! Provident is proud of the work our team does each and every day.   “ARCHS has been a long-term supporter of Provident’s Afterschool program because of the incredible difference your team makes for children,” said Laquisha Cooper, Director of School Age Initiatives at ARCHS. “Never underestimate the difference you make and the students’ lives you … Read More

Kimberly Brown, MPAA, is New MRH Admin

Mary Ryder Home, News, Staff Profile

Provident Behavioral Health is pleased to announce that Kimberley Brown, MPPA, has been named the new Administrator of the Mary Ryder Home. Her responsibilities include the administration and regulatory oversight of the facility. She leads a staff of 35, including skilled nurses, care staff, and an administrative team. Brown holds a Master of Public Policy Administration (MPPA) from the University … Read More

Growing our Team


The demand for Provident’s services continues to grow, and we are actively looking for people to add to almost every department of the organization. Competition is high for the best employees and our existing team can be the best ambassadors for attracting them. Click here to see the full listing of positions and contact Julie Ann Breneman if you know … Read More

Visit from a Senator

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Missouri State Senator Brian Williams recently visited Provident’s Afterschool program at Fairview Elementary. He talked to students about his job, did a Q&A, and set up a mock voting booth for some hands-on learning. The visit was inspirational and educational. Provident appreciates having a leader like Sen. Williams share his time!