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We focus on recovery and independence rather than on ‘fixing’ something. I know I’m working at an organization that stays current on the best ways to enable success.

— Maria, Mental Health Practitioner

People Incorporated News

Artability Art Show & Sale Celebrates 25 Years

October 22nd, 2019

“Opening night is so exciting because for that moment all of those other barriers and challenges dissipate, and they get to be artists.” Our CEO, Jill Wiedemann-West talks with WCCO-TV  about the 25th anniversary of our 2019 Artability Art Show and Sale […]

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50th Anniversary Gala Red Carpet

October 10th, 2019

Thank you to all of our donors and supporters for celebrating our 50th anniversary with us on October 4, 2019. We are grateful that you shared this milestone with us. Please enjoy viewing and downloading your red carpet photos. To […]

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50th Anniversary Gala – Thank you

October 10th, 2019

Thank you for celebrating with us on October 4! Our hearts are so full of gratitude since our 50th anniversary celebration on October 4, 2019 at the Radisson Blu Mall of America. Thank you to the over 500 supporters and […]

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People Incorporated’s 50th Anniversary Gala to Help Suicide Prevention

September 17th, 2019

“There is a lot of stigma about mental health. People are scared to talk about it and come forward. The first step is to open that conversation up.”

Our Training Institute Director, Russ Turner, talks to KSTP-TV about what suicide prevention […]

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Jill Wiedemann-West: Suicide is a Public-Health Threat — But There Are Reasons to Hope and Ways to Help

September 13th, 2019

Op-ed by People Incorporated CEO, Jill-Wiedemann-West: published in the St. Paul Pioneer Press on September 13, 2019. Read the article.

In 2000, a young man named Kevin Hines attempted to take his life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. […]

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Celebrating 50 Years, and What The Decades Have Meant to Mental Health Care in Minnesota

September 3rd, 2019

Op-ed by People Incorporated Board Chair, Ken Duncan: published in MinnPost on August 30, 2019. Read the article.

Imagine it’s 1969. Iconic, watershed moments are happening near and far. For me, a 14-year-old growing up in South Dakota, 1969 is […]

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The Future of Healthcare: “We need to put a stake in the ground around parity” with Jill Wiedemann-West, CEO of People Incorporated

August 29th, 2019

“We need to discipline ourselves to look at the whole person in our interactions so that we are really creating sustainable and quality resolutions and interventions.” Our CEO, Jill Wiedemann-West, discusses with Authority Magazine the challenges of our current healthcare […]

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Mental Health Management with Jill Wiedemann-West & Russ Turner – People Incorporated

August 15th, 2019

“We all have mental health.” Our CEO Jill Wiedemann-West, and our Training Institute Director, Russ Turner, discuss with the President and CEO of the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, B Kyle on her podcast, B’s Table Talk, our work […]

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Wendy Waddell Joins People Incorporated as Chief Operating Officer

August 1st, 2019

We are excited to announce the hiring of Wendy Waddell as our new chief operating officer (COO), effective Aug. 1, 2019. Waddell brings more than 25 years’ experience in psychiatric care leadership to our organization. In her role as COO, […]

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NonProfit Pro Names Ken Duncan Board Member of the Year

July 9th, 2019

Ken Duncan, our board chair, is NonProfit Pro’s 2019 board member of the year. This annual award recognizes nonprofit innovators and changemakers for their commitment and passion. Ken’s instrumental leadership has fueled our organization’s growth, giving us the opportunity to […]

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