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...
by patricia.deegan on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 10:09am
The phrase "lived experience" has been widely adopted in the peer support movement. We talk about having the lived experience and using that experience to support others in their healing and recovery...
by patricia.deegan on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 1:56pm
As mental institutions are torn down across the U.S. and replaced by luxury apartments, the evidence of the magnitude of the mass warehousing of devalued people is being lost for future generations....
by patricia.deegan on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 9:54am
Peer Specialists are an emerging workforce in behavioral health. Many Peer Specialists work side-by-side with clinicians on ACT teams, psychiatric rehabilitation programs, CommonGround Decision...
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