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I had been homeless for two years when I got involved with People Incorporated. Now I have my own apartment, I’m working on my GED, and I’m planning to go to college and then find work. I’m just so grateful.

— Jennifer

People Incorporated News

Mental Health Education Gains Cultural Relevance on TPT NOW

August 5th, 2020

“Chronic disease and chronic disorders were already on the rise and very devastating to our community, especially communities of color (prior to COVID-19).”
Angela Fields, our community health worker and volunteer at WellShare International, participated in a Twin Cities PBS TPT […]

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Empowering Workers to Enforce Mask Mandates With a ‘Smile’

August 4th, 2020

Enforcing mask mandates are putting retail employees, who may not be trained or prepared, on the front lines of mental health work. Russ Turner, Director of our Training Institute, discussed a three-step strategy to gain positive reactions to wearing a […]

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Minnesota Company Offers Training For Workers Now Enforcing Mask Mandate

July 30th, 2020

How can we help people manage their emotions around wearing a mask? Our Training Institute Director, Russ Turner, discussed tips for de-escalating these situations on KARE-11. “When you approach the conversation – think about it as a stress or […]

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How Best To Handle Confrontations Involving Masks

July 29th, 2020

With our state’s mask-wearing mandate, there are bound to be conflicts. Our Training Institute Director, Russ Turner, discusses with WCCO-TV how to de-escalate these situations. “They’re stress responses – people are thinking it’s a new thing, it’s scary and […]

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Minnesota Launches Pioneering Medicaid Program to Combat Homelessness

July 27th, 2020

The Star Tribune reports on how Minnesota is the first state to receive federal approval to offer housing, behavioral health, medical and other social support services through Medicaid to help thousands of people who are experiencing homelessness. The new […]

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St. Paul, Maplewood Struggle to Manage Homelessness Amid Pandemic

July 17th, 2020

David Katzenmeyer, our Program Supervisor of Project Recovery and Street Outreach, weighs in on how Minneapolis and St. Paul and the surrounding suburbs are struggling to manage growing homeless camps this summer under Gov. Tim Walz’s emergency executive order. He […]

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Adapting Therapy to a Changing World

July 16th, 2020

Individualized, one-to-one therapy is a critical part of mental health recovery. The COVID-19 pandemic changed fundamentally the way we interact with our clients – particularly in therapeutic relationships. Adapting to virtual visits brings a new set of challenges […]

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New Collaboration with Regions Hospital

July 15th, 2020

One of the goals at People Incorporated is to find the gaps in mental health care and fill them. Last winter (prior to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the U.S.), People Incorporated’s leadership met with staff at Regions Hospital […]

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Behind the Scenes Change = Positive Impact

July 1st, 2020

On July 1st, People Incorporated migrated our electronic medical records system to a new platform called, Credible, in an effort to provide more seamless, integrated care.

“Credible will give our staff more insight into the care clients have already received from […]

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The Mental Health Trainee Program – Building a Workforce that Reflects Our Community

June 24th, 2020

To become a mental health practitioner in Minnesota, individuals need clinically supervised experience in the delivery of mental health services. Many of these opportunities occur through unpaid internships, which can be difficult to complete without a financial support system leaving […]

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