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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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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

The Self Help Center at 8301 Crest Industrial Dr. in St. Louis, MO 63123 is a wonderful not for profit organization giving support to people with brain disorders through education and group meetings. They also have a food pantry to help supplement the members to stretch their money for living.

The activities of the center are tremendous for the participants, and they help with acceptance of life on life’s terms. I feel the members are empowered in so many ways to improve their lives.

The Self Help Center does soooo much on its limited budget. Any help they could get would be greatly appreciated, and it would enable them to do so much more for members of society that get over looked much of the time.


Rating: 5

The Self Help Center has been a wonderful resource for our family. Our adult daughter, who has a brain disorder, has a place to go during the day. She has met new friends there and found acceptance.

The educational programs and training have been extraordinary. Recently, she has taken the courses and tested to become a Certified Peer Specialist.

The staff at the Center go out of their way to make everyone feel welcome. It is a tragedy that budget constraints have limited the available hours of operation each week.