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Jessica Crandall was a 33-year-old mother of two when she sought help from Places for People. She was scared and suicidal. “I felt like I was going to reach a breaking point,” said Crandall, of south St. Louis County. “I didn’t want to do it anymore.” As a teen, Crandall was a meth addict, an escape for what she learned was bipolar disorder.


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STAR hosted its annual Reentry Summit on Wednesday, March 18. The day included sessions on the social, emotional, and economic implications of returning home, and best practices for community reengagement. Places for People Executive Director Joe Yancey, Associate Executive Director Dr. Gary Morse and FACT Team Supervisor Katie Thumann made Read More

Places for People, a leading provider of mental health and primary care services in the St. Louis area, recently elected Debbie Johnson to its Board of Directors.

Johnson brings several years of public affairs, media relations, social media management, and crisis management experience to the Places for People Board of Directors. She plans to use that experience to help educate the public about the services provided by Places for People.


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The Worth family shared their powerful story in memory of their son, Michael, with the St. Louis Jewish Light. “We want to keep Michael’s memory alive, by being open about what happened and sharing his story with others,” said Brad Worth. “We want people to understand the impact of what Read More


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Places for People Psychiatric Clinical Pharmacist Dr. Kelly Gable was the subject of a story by the University of Mississippi News this week. Dr. Gable has worked with Places for People since February 2008, providing medication management education and disease awareness education to the people we serve. Medication adherence is Read More