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.

by patricia.deegan on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 1:56pm

As mental institutions are torn down across the U.S.

by patricia.deegan on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 11:43am

There have always been champions who have gone against the grain of the dominanat culture and worked for justice-for-all.

by patricia.deegan on Monday, April 8, 2013 - 12:45pm

Today, many people with the lived experience of recovery, are working in paid positions in traditional behavioral health settings.

by patricia.deegan on Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 9:45am

In this final part of Out of the Shadows, we will see Mary's rehabilitation which includes industrial arts and plenty of sunshine and exercise.

by patricia.deegan on Friday, September 30, 2011 - 2:07pm

In part 2 of this remarkable silent film (circa 1920's) made by the superintendent of Utica State Hospital in New York, we see Mary's progress through the receiving ward as she undergoes a battery

by patricia.deegan on Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 7:26am

This is the first in a 3-part series on a remarkable silent film titled, "Out of the Shadows".

by patricia.deegan on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 2:58pm

    During my study of consumer/survivor/ex-patient history I took these photographs at

by patricia.deegan on Sunday, August 21, 2011 - 1:11pm

There are small museums, all over the world, detailing the history of asylums.

by patricia.deegan on Monday, July 11, 2011 - 7:06pm

In the 1990's, I did a lot of primary source research about the history of mental health care in America.

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