by patricia.deegan on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 9:17am
Old hurts can surface during the holiday season.  I offer this video reflection as a gift to all my friends: Finding Peace Through Forgiveness.     Finding Peace Through...
by patricia.deegan on Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 9:33am
Peer support is powerful.  Even when we share our stories of hope through videos, they can help a peer in need.  I'd like to share a story that came in to PDA (Pat Deegan & Associates)...
by patricia.deegan on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 6:53pm
I have been meaning to write this post for at least 4 years. It's easy to get too busy and to forget the small things. It's easy to get too busy to reflect on a berry patch and the lessons it offers...
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...
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