by patricia.deegan on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 10:19am

Electronic medical records (EMRs) are evolving rapidly and in the U.S. the federal stimulus is incentivizing their adoption in both behavioral and physical health settings.

by patricia.deegan on Monday, January 10, 2011 - 7:34am

     When I talk about my recovery, people sometimes tell me I must have a lot of courage.  However, if I am honest, I would have to say I never f

by patricia.deegan on Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 12:12pm

When I was still a teenager, I was admitted for a second time to a psychiatric institution.

by patricia.deegan on Friday, October 29, 2010 - 1:35pm

Imagine that you have a broken leg. You go to the hospital and a doctor sets the broken bone and puts a cast on.

by patricia.deegan on Monday, October 25, 2010 - 5:29am

Some people argue that shared decision making is not consistent with the principles of choice and self-determination which are the foundation stones of the consumer/survivor/ex-patient movement.

by patricia.deegan on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 7:24pm

Every now and then I have the privilege of experiencing how my work is helping people.  Today was one of those days and I have a BIG smile on my face.  I feel renewed in my work!

by patricia.deegan on Monday, August 9, 2010 - 2:27pm

I had the pleasure of giving the keynote address at the 22nd Annual "No Surrender" Conference in June of 2010. No Surrender is a conference run by and for consumer-survivors in Massachusetts.

by patricia.deegan on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 - 4:39pm

Sometimes help is not helpful. In this journal entry I discuss my early experience of being overmedicated on Haldol (haloperidol).

by patricia.deegan on Sunday, January 23, 2005 - 6:23pm

I have had the privilege of interviewing many people about their journey of recovery.

by patricia.deegan on Monday, December 13, 2004 - 8:00pm

We are hearing a lot about recovery these days and many mental health systems are seeking to transform themselves to a recovery orientation.

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