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People Incorporated News

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

January 14th, 2019

Our CEO, Jill Wiedemann-West, is profiled by the Star Tribune 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” […]

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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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St. Paul police crisis responses improve with social workers’ help

October 2nd, 2018

Amber Ruth, our licensed social worker within the St. Paul Police Department’s Mental Health Unit and Sergeant Jamie Sipes, explain to the Star Tribune how officers are better equipped to respond to crisis situations through this collaboration. Mental health-related calls […]

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Training Institute’s Russ Turner discusses mental health curriculum

October 2nd, 2018

Our Senior Training Manager, Russ Turner, speaks with KSTP-TV’s Brandi Powell about our Training Institute’s regular classes that teach social workers, mental health professionals and the broader community about strategies for managing mental illness, crises and suicide risk. Watch the […]

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A collaborative approach to behavioral health care reform

August 9th, 2018

Our CEO, Jill Wiedemann-West writes an op-ed piece for Mental Health Weekly. She explains why addressing symptoms one at a time is the foundational problem of behavioral health care. The solution is an integrated, whole-person or whole-community model of care that […]

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St. Paul police partner with mental health social workers

August 6th, 2018

St. Paul police are adding a People Incorporated licensed clinical social worker to the roster in an attempt to better serve people in crisis. Read the the full article.

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Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain and Minnesota’s rising suicide rate: Now is the time for a better mental health system

June 21st, 2018

CEO, Jill Wiedemann-West writes an op-ed piece for MinnPost. “If there is a glimmer of hope amidst this terrible news, it’s that people are talking about mental health. High-profile actors and athletes are opening up about their own struggles.”

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