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Eight years ago I never could have imagined where I am today. I’ve gone from being hopeless to looking forward to life.

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People Incorporated News

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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The Rev. Harry Maghakian, who founded nonprofit People Incorporated, dies at 94

June 21st, 2018

His 50-plus years as a Presbyterian minister came with a faith in the power of a single individual to change the world. Read the full Star Tribune article here.

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Ramsey County closes 50-mat overnight shelter for the season

April 3rd, 2018

After four months of housing some of the hardest homeless residents to reach, Ramsey County’s temporary “Winter Safe Space” closed Saturday. Some officials hope to see the 50-mat emergency overnight shelter return next winter. Click here for the full […]

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New St. Paul mental health officers look at policing differently to potentially save lives

April 2nd, 2018

In the past decade, calls to St. Paul police involving mental health issues have doubled. By devoting a unit to mental health issues, St. Paul police aim to connect people with community resources, reduce escalations that could end in police using […]

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Mental Health Day on the Hill

March 14th, 2018

The MinnPost shared an opinion piece written by People Incorporated’s CEO, Jill Wiedemann-West. Every March, mental health leaders and advocates take to the Minnesota State Capitol to rally around mental health issues and focus on policies that will improve […]

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Training Institute Opens in Eagan

March 9th, 2018

The Sun This Week interviews Russ Turner, our senior training manager, on the opening of our Training Institute at 860 Blue Gentian Road in Eagan. The institute provides behavioral health and mental health classes for employees, community organizations, professional groups, corporate leadership […]

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