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...
by patricia.deegan on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 4:44pm
We are pleased to announce that NHS in Carlisle, Pennsylvania reached the Go-Live milestone and has established a peer-run Decision Support Center to support individuals in using the CommonGround...
by patricia.deegan on Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:13pm
On December 6, Missy Rufo (Training and Development Specialist at PDA) and I were in State College PA to conduct a mid-session, face-2-face class with current students in our CommonGround Academy....
by patricia.deegan on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 6:09am
We are pleased to announce that Dickinson Center in Pennsylvania is in training to adopt the CommonGround Software. Our Training and Development Specialist, Missy Rufo was onsite training...
by patricia.deegan on Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 5:14pm
On November 10, 2017 I gave a talk at the 10th Anniversary Celebration for the Center for Practice Innovations (CPI) at Columbia University in New York City. Here are some excerpts from my talk, as...
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