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Self Help Center

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Counseling, Mental Health, Mental Health & Crisis Intervention, Mental Health Disorders

Mission: Our mission is to provide a safe, healthy, and comfortable environment where adults with mental illness may find hope and encouragement to take responsibility for their recovery through self-help, peer support, socialization, education, and spiritual growth.

Target demographics: Open to any individual 18 and older residing within the Eastern District of Missouri who have experienced symptoms of mental illness or co-occurring disorder.

Geographic areas served: Eastern Distric of Missouri as identified by the Missouri Department of Mental Health.

Programs: Support Groups: Anxiety, Depression Bipolar (DBSA), Procovery, Self Esteem, Problem Solving, NAMI Connections, Addictions (Co-Occurring), Spirituality. Community Education: QPR Suicide Intervention Training Certified Missouri Peer Specialist Services: One on One or Group Services Student Services: Q&A held as needed for local college students. College course observations of groups. Free computer lab, local and long distance calling, resource assistance, resource publications, and lending library.

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Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Self Help Center is a boat that helps us go up and down the journey of life. The atmosphere is warm and loving and caring. It let's people know they are not alone.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The self help center has given me a place to voice my concerns and then be supported in my endeavors. I would very enthusiastically recommend the Self Help Center to anyone who shows interest.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Self Help Center is a lifesaver. I on a lonely path downward and needed help. I found out about the center and came one day to go to a group. I found it transformative. The people were so kind and supportive, it was a home away from home. I started going daily immediately. I had a relationship shortly after first coming and if it weren't for the center I would have had a difficult time managing. I stuck with it and soon was recovering quite well. I took a certification class to volunteer at the center and passed the test soon after. What joy and support I had gotten through the arduous study period. I have volunteered here for well over one year. This brought a me a whole new life. It increased my self-esteem and self worth. I now am happier than I've ever been with wonderful new friends and collegues. The cener saved my life in more ways than one. It has saved many lives and will continue to do so for many years to come.