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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.

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Minnesota Pioneers New Mental Health Treatment Model

April 30th, 2019

Our CEO, Jill Wiedemann-West, discusses the successes of our Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) care model with the Star Tribune, relaying how it has increased access to care for people that otherwise would not receive treatment, reduced wait times, […]

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Differences in Communication: Start By Avoiding Assumptions

April 25th, 2019

Our Training Institute Director, Russ Turner, speaks with Minnesota Medicine Magazine about strategies for effective patient communication. He emphasizes the importance of cross-cultural communication skills, being conversational, versus transactional, and avoiding generalizations. Read the full article.

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Minnesota Hopes to Continue Pilot Program to Treat Mental Illness and Addiction

April 23rd, 2019

“It gives us more information about a better model of care for the most vulnerable individuals of our community.” Our, CEO, Jill Wiedemann-West, discusses with the St. Paul Pioneer Press how our Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) initiative has […]

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Training Institute Offers De-escalation Classes to Minnesota Landlords

March 13th, 2019

Training Institute Director, Russ Turner, speaks with the Star Tribune about our Training Institute’s new contract with Minnesota Housing. The institute will provide four free courses on de-escalation to Minnesota landlords and property managers, helping attendees understand the nature of […]

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The Ability to Identify as an Artist First

March 5th, 2019

Our Artability program is featured in The Phoenix Spirit’s March/April 2019 issue. The article discusses the history of the Artability program, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2019, describing how it has become an integral part of our organization. […]

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Movers & Shakers: Jill Wiedemann-West, CEO, People Incorporated

January 14th, 2019

The  Star Tribune profiles our CEO, Jill Wiedemann-West, as a “Mover & Shaker” in Twin Cities healthcare. Wiedemann-West outlines our evolving role as a community-based, mental health services provider, discussing how our integrated-care model creates a “one-stop shop” of programs, […]

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St. Paul Police Expand New Mental Health Unit

December 24th, 2018

The St. Paul City Council approved funds to expand the St. Paul Police Department’s mental health from four to seven employees in 2019, increasing its ability to respond to cases. The unit responded to more than 1,500 calls in 2018. […]

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People Incorporated Honored for Going Tobacco-Free

November 1st, 2018

The Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs presented us with a Program Innovation and Community Collaboration award on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 for our work to implement tobacco-free environments across all of our locations on November 1, 2018. The American Lung Association […]

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Artability Art Show Highlighted on KARE 11

October 25th, 2018

Art represents a path to health and a better way of life for our 2018 Artability Poster Winner, Faye Buffington-Howell. She and our Communications and Marketing Manager, Kristen Felegy, share with KARE 11 the inspiration and purpose behind our 2018 […]

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Artability Art Show Featured on WCCO-TV

October 25th, 2018

“Artability is sort of a ‘basket of opportunities’ that you put everything into and you share it with everybody,” our Artability poster winner, Faye Buffington-Howell tells WCCO-TV about our 2018 Artability Art Show and Sale which featured work from 160 artists […]

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