by patricia.deegan on Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 4:51pm
12-step recovery programs have long understood that making amends to those we have harmed, even when intoxicated, is a vital part of the recovery process. But what about those of us who are...
by patricia.deegan on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 9:42am
Check out this amazing 3-min video for a whirlwind tour of 13 peer run Decision Support Centers using CommonGround Software in 13 MH centers across PA.  If you are interested in starting a peer...
by patricia.deegan on Friday, October 19, 2018 - 3:53pm
Thinking back over my recovery, self-discovery and healing, I am reminded of the music that let me hear, feel, and give voice to what I was going through. It was the poet Anne Sexton who reflected on...
by patricia.deegan on Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 4:00pm
I gave a keynote titled Dignity: How Do You Roar? at the 36th Annual NYAPRS Conference in September of 2018. In my talk I discussed three dimensions of dignity: Cultural dimensions of dignity and it...
by patricia.deegan on Monday, July 23, 2018 - 10:33am
Have you ever been to the dentist and had the experience of having a "lead apron" put on you while x-rays were taken? I remember even as a kid that I really liked that sensation. Years later in my...
by patricia.deegan on Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 12:04pm
We are pleased to let you know the First Episode Center of Maricopa Integrated Health System in Arizona is the first coordinated specialty care team to adopt CommonGround Software for recovery and...
by patricia.deegan on Friday, June 1, 2018 - 3:56pm
Recovery and self-discovery are not just a personal journey. None of us are free until we are all free. Collective recovery. Collective healing. Mending the torn threads of the fabric of our shared...
by patricia.deegan on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 10:48am
It's with a sad heart that we share news of the passing of our friend Susan Preffer. For over 10 years Susan was the peer coordinator of the CommonGround Decision Support Center (DSC) at TCV Mental...
by patricia.deegan on Monday, March 5, 2018 - 4:12pm
As many of us know, being overmedicated is a terrible thing. It can prevent us from using our Personal Medicine and doing the things that matter to us. Trembling hands can make it impossible for a...
by patricia.deegan on Friday, February 23, 2018 - 4:32pm
In my opinion, all too commonly peer specialists get assimilated into working and talking just like traditional mental health clinicians. Peer specialists get assimilated through a slow process of...
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