by patricia.deegan on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 12:42pm
This week I had an opportunity to advise Oliver Platt on his role in a new television spinoff that will be called Chicago Medical. Oliver will play the role of a psychiatrist working in a busy urban...
by patricia.deegan on Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 3:21pm
Recently I was honored to receive the 2015 Wayne Fenton Award for Exceptional Clinical Care. The award honors the memory of Dr. Wayne Fenton, a psychiatrist and psychiatric researcher who was...
by patricia.deegan on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 11:25am
Pat Deegan PhD & Associates (PDA) is a company run by and for folks who have been diagnosed with mental illness. We make web applications that help people recover and live their lives, not their...
by patricia.deegan on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 2:14pm
Each month we add a new homepage for our Recovery Library and CommonGround users. The June 2015 homepage was on the topic of Psychiatric Meds: Hard Choices. As you can see from this image...
by patricia.deegan on Friday, May 15, 2015 - 3:09pm
Each month we add a new homepage to Recovery Library. This month our theme was "It Get's Better" in which we explored self-acceptance, especially for those of us who carry stigmatized labels. ...
by allison.stiles on Monday, May 4, 2015 - 8:40am
There’s nothing like a good story to convey hope for recovery. We all have a story to tell. The experiences we've had on our recovery journey are full of lessons learned, obstacles overcome and...
by patricia.deegan on Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 2:30pm
This week we got a beautiful note from one of our peer specialists working in a CommonGround clinic. She wrote: I would like to give you some positive feedback. I have several clients...
by patricia.deegan on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 8:44am
Community Care Behavioral Health has been a great partner and champion of shared decision making. Community Care now has 23 behavioral health program using CommonGround in peer run...
by patricia.deegan on Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 1:06pm
Each month we create a new thematic homepage in Recovery Library. This month we chose the topic of anger. We explored how to avoid crossing the line between anger and agression. We...
by patricia.deegan on Friday, March 27, 2015 - 1:49pm
This week six staff at Community Care Behavioral Health completed a rigorous training course and became Certified CommonGround Specialists. CommonGround specialists are not only experts in the use of...
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