Hear about innovations in the delivery of psychiatric mental health care in rural Minnesota. Allowing psychiatric/mental health Registered Nurses to practice at the top of their scope is one strategy to improving access to psychiatric care. The “Good Mood Protocol for the Screening, Referral, and Management of Major Depression” is another tool to assist health care providers in improving depression outcomes.


Beth Good, DNP, APRN, CNS-BC

PsychiatricTreatment Director
Recovering Hope Treatment Center

Dr. Good, an APRN for 24 years and a psychiatric nurse for the past 30 years, initiated and has provided innovative psychiatric mental health services in east central MN servicing five counties for the past 16 years. She has been instrumental in integrating behavioral health services at FirstLight Health System Clinic in Mora, MN and serves as the Psychiatric Treatment Director at Recovering Hope Treatment Center, a women’s residential treatment program in Mora, MN.

Janet Wilkinson, MS, APRN

Medical Director
Recovering Hope Treatment Center and FirstLight Health System

Janet has a Bachelor’s Degree from the Milwaukee School of Engineering (BSN in nursing) and Masters of Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison (Adult Nurse Practitioner Program). Janet's nursing practice focuses on the treatment of individuals physical, mental and psychiatric/co-occurring health disorders by utilizing the mind, body, spirit connection and identifying the role it plays in one’s overall health.