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...
by patricia.deegan on Friday, January 19, 2018 - 10:01am
On January 29, 2018 Community Care Behavioral Health Trainers will provide the Hearing Distressing Voices Simulation to 112 first-year medical students from Geisinger Commonwealth School of...
by patricia.deegan on Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 9:53am
In my recovery, I've always looked to nature for insight and inspiration about how change and growth occur. Sometimes nature teaches that change occurs in grand sweeping gestures such as an ocean...
by patricia.deegan on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 9:52am
I was recently asked my opinion about the popularity of "What Schizophrenia Sounds Like" YouTube videos. The student asked:  I'm wondering if you have any thoughts on the way they've become so...
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