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I wanted to live. I just didn’t know how to. Without People Incorporated, I think I’d probably be dead somewhere. They cared about me when I didn’t even care about myself.

— Marlin

People Incorporated News

A Voice from the Field: Providing Compassionate, Person-Centered Care

October 6th, 2020

Meet People Incorporated case manager, Aleshia Collins. She works 1:1 with clients living in the community to maintain stability and connect them to resources. She collaborates with them to set goals for living the life they want.

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Meet the New Class of Practitioner Trainees

October 6th, 2020

We recently refreshed our practicum-like work experience to aid new graduates in gaining the necessary experience to meet the requirements for a Mental Health Practitioner title, which is used throughout the field. This program removes barriers to employment to those entering the mental health field by offering exceptional, on-the-job learning experiences.

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Addressing the Systematic Flaws of Healthcare, with Jill Wiedemann-West

October 5th, 2020

Our CEO, Jill Wiedemann-West, discusses with Sue Hawkes of the Intentional Greatness podcast, the difficulties marginalized people face in accessing basic healthcare services, and the new integrated model her team is rolling out to mitigate that.

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COVID-19 Brings New Importance to Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September 28th, 2020

There’s a second pandemic on the horizon: one that doesn’t involve PPE, ventilators or ICU beds, but requires society to take a hard look at mental illness and suicide rates. Our call to action is simple: to ensure we all do what we can to guarantee that no one is without hope.

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Mask Mandates: Tips For De-Escalation and Voluntary Compliance

September 24th, 2020

In order to keep everyone calm and de-escalate a situation as quickly as possible, Russ Turner, our Training Institute Director, discusses some tips for brick-and-mortar businesses with the Independent Retailer.

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A Peek Inside: Montreal Courts Supportive Housing

September 24th, 2020

For many individuals living with mental illness, independent living is an important goal that can be difficult to reach. When physical limitations are added in, living without supports can seem impossible.

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COVID Changes Homeless Outreach

August 21st, 2020

With libraries and drop-in centers closed, and most shelters reducing capacity to accommodate social distancing, our Homeless Outreach team adapted their services to accommodate new needs as homelessness and the prevalence of encampments grew.

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Mental Health and the Return to School

August 20th, 2020

As children return to school, no matter how they return, their growing minds will have an immense amount of feelings to process:

The losses of a school year that ended abruptly;
Anxieties, fears, and losses from COVID-19 and the unrest our […]

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Grocery Store Workers as Mental Health Workers

August 10th, 2020

“When a person screams about not wanting to wear a mask, one de-escalation strategy is to treat the person as an ally, not an enemy; and that’s why we teach empathic responses that build a connection.”

Russ Turner, our Training Institute […]

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New Advice for Defusing Disputes Over Mask Mandates

August 10th, 2020

Russ Turner, our Training Institute Director, discusses with the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal how local business owners can encourage compliance with mask rules and, if necessary, deescalate an argument. 

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Article excerpt: Turner’s first rule: Get into the right […]

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