by patricia.deegan on Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 2:58pm
We just received the sad news that Eddie Taylor, a peer specialist in Kansas City, KS, has passed.  Eddie was a long-time friend of CommonGround.  He helped pioneer peers supporting peers...
by patricia.deegan on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 12:35pm
Recently we had the opportunity to meet with peer staff, clinicians and administrators of CommonGround Decision Support Centers at an advanced training conference in Pennsylvania sponsored by...
by patricia.deegan on Monday, January 25, 2016 - 1:05pm
We all have friends, relatives or acquaintances who have used antipsychotic medications and subsequently developed rapid weight gain, high cholesterol and/or type 2 diabetes. Given the high...
by patricia.deegan on Monday, December 28, 2015 - 1:45pm
This year we said goodbye to beloved team members as they moved on, and welcomed new ones into our conspiracy of hope. Together, we’re continuing to make progress on our mission to help people...
by patricia.deegan on Friday, December 11, 2015 - 8:27am
Each month we create a new homepage in our Recovery Library.  A homepage brings together a variety of types of media to create a story. In November, our theme was Trauma: Discovering Our...
by patricia.deegan on Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 12:55pm
The phrase low functioning is pejorative, despite the fact that it is widely used in behavioral health. In my opinion, short of conducting a standardized functional assessment, the phrase low...
by patricia.deegan on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 3:02pm
I am thrilled to let you know that Kristine Vuocolo from Transitions and Peer Support Programs Human Services, Inc. has pioneered the use of the CommonGround Web Application with individuals...
by patricia.deegan on Monday, September 21, 2015 - 2:39pm
I will be heading to Standford University in California this Wednesday to participate in the Medicine X Conference.  The conference brings together medical providers, "e-patients", technologists...
by patricia.deegan on Friday, September 18, 2015 - 10:36am
Those of us who survived child abuse learned to fear and "leave" our bodies. Adopting new health behaviors means daring to return to our bodies again, and rediscovering our body as a safe place. Most...
by patricia.deegan on Monday, September 14, 2015 - 9:51am
Esso Leete wrote about her experience being diagnosed with schizophrenia: "Life is hard with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. I can talk, but I may not be heard. I can make suggestions, but they may not...
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