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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

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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People Incorporated Aims to Serve Critical Needs of Twin Cities Area Homeless

June 3rd, 2019

The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA) tell the story of how our homeless outreach efforts provide life-saving assistance in their Spring 2019 FSPA Perspectives Magazine. This organization’s generous donations to this program, through a grant sponsored by our board […]

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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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