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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As a Certrified Missouri Peer Specialist I can attest to the fact that Self Help Center has an incredibly positive impact on many lives. The levels of recovery I have observed at SHC are phenominal!! Members, staff, and volunteers are all dedicated to the idea(l) of client based recovery services. The programing offered is based on the wants and needs of the SHC community and provides opportunities for sharing, learning, and growth. I also hold a Masters in Library Science and Information Technology and have worked in the mental health field (as well as being a consumer) for quite a few years. I have encounter many, many types of recovery - or so called recovery - programs. SHC is by far the best and most dedicated to true consumer lead recovery.