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Self Help Center

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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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been in the field of education for over 30 years. I have dealt with many individuals having signifigant problems in their lives and became a school Counselor to many of them. The Self Help Center offers anyone in need the same assistance. I have seen the impact on several lives and wholly endorse their programs. I often can't believe the services they offer free of charge. If any group would choose to endorse or to fund Self Help Center (SHC) they would be totally in the right!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Self Help Center is a truly consumer operated services program and is the oldest in the State of Missouri. The organization hires only individuals with lived recovery experience and encourages participants to do more for the organization, such as participate in town hall meetings and serve on various committees or the Consumer Advisory Board, which helps in improving self esteem and self-worth. The organization provides its services at its surburban facility and at area hospitals in both inpatient and outpatient settings. All staff are Certified by the State of Missouri as Peer Specialists and regularly use their lived experience in helping to move individuals forward. The organization also works in partnership with national agencies such as Abraham Low's Self-Help Systems, Procovery Institute, and the Depression Bi-Polar Support Alliance. Their years of experience, soon to be 25, have saved many lives and gives a glimer of hope to those in need.