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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

Mental Health & Community Health Amid COVID-19

March 18th, 2020

We care about you. Your mental health matters, and we understand that news of the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Minnesota may be triggering or worsening symptoms of anxiety or depression. Here are five tips for supporting your mental […]

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Dakota County Expands Program That Takes Proactive Approach to Mental Health Calls

March 10th, 2020

The St. Paul Pioneer Press discusses the 2020 expansion of Dakota County’s coordinated response pilot program, which pairs police officers with mental health professionals in the Twin Cities south metro suburbs of Apple Valley, Rosemount, Hastings, and potentially Burnsville, […]

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School-Linked Mental Health Services Creating Direct Access to Care

March 5th, 2020

School-Linked Mental Health Services is a pioneering program that began in 1998 to bring community mental health directly to students and their families. With your help and support, we’ve grown this program to include 25 schools in four districts, […]

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Your Gifts in Action: Training Institute Growing as Needs Change

March 5th, 2020

In 2015, the People Incorporated Training Institute opened its doors to equip mental health professionals with the most current behavioral health knowledge, expertise, and best practices. Over time, our highly interactive training courses have become a key resource for […]

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A Huge Win for Integrated Behavioral Mental Health Care

February 13th, 2020

This week, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a summary of the Trump Administration’s proposed budget for FY 2021, which includes $906 million to extend and expand the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) program.

Why is […]

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An Improvised De-escalation Training

December 11th, 2019

“De-escalation is creating connection in crisis.” Tune in to The Theater of Public Policy’s podcast as our Training Institute Director, Russ Turner, introduces practical ways to connect with people to de-escalate situations. Validating emotions, offering to help, reflecting back […]

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Minnesota’s Unsheltered Homeless: Understanding Who’s Affected

November 22nd, 2019

An estimated 40,000 to 50,000 people may experience homelessness annually in Minnesota according to research from the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. David Katzenmeyer, our Program Supervisor of Project Recovery and Street Outreach, discussed this alarming issue on the Wilder Research […]

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Free “Artability” Workshops Give Participants Access To The Arts

October 23rd, 2019

Our Artability programming celebrates its 25th anniversary this year! The Minnesota Daily pays tribute to Artability, discussing how our workshops and our annual art show, help individuals living with a mental health diagnosis identify as an artist first. Read […]

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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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