The Force for Good

A transformative mental health podcast featuring Rick Gertsema

The need for mental health solutions is greater than ever. Join us for a podcast that includes candid discussions designed to transform your life and equip you to make a positive impact on your own well-being—as well as that of the communities you cherish. By moving the stories, insights, strategies and solutions shared here out into the open, we can create a culture that fosters understanding, support and resilience.

Over the past 40+ years, Miller-Dwan Foundation’s Senior Mental Health Advisor, Rick Gertsema, has worked in nearly every behavioral health setting possible, including inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, emergency room, home-based, school-based and outpatient clinics. In the last decade, he has held leadership roles in behavioral health at Essentia Health including being the Manager for Outpatient Behavioral Health for Essentia Health’s east market. He authored “Peaceful and Practical Parenting” in 2010 and has been in his position with the Miller-Dwan Foundation since November of 2022.

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