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.

by patricia.deegan on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 10:09am

The phrase "lived experience" has been widely adopted in the peer support movement.

by patricia.deegan on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 9:54am

Peer Specialists are an emerging workforce in behavioral health.

by patricia.deegan on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 7:18am

Each month we create a new homepage in CommonGround and our Recovery Library.

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 Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 2:58pm

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

by patricia.deegan on Monday, July 4, 2011 - 1:14pm

I recently gave the keynote address at the 5th Annual Conference for Working Peers in New York City.

by patricia.deegan on Monday, July 24, 2006 - 2:19pm

Reflections on the Fundamental Tensions at the Heart of Peer-Run Programs…

by patricia.deegan on Monday, December 13, 2004 - 8:20pm

I was visiting with a group of peer practitioners who were working as advocates and mentors with people in a state psychiatric hospital.

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