by patricia.deegan on Sunday, August 21, 2011 - 1:11pm
There are small museums, all over the world, detailing the history of asylums. Throughout the 1990's, as part of my efforts to help restore dignity to those buried in state hospital cemeteries, I had...
by patricia.deegan on Sunday, August 21, 2011 - 12:41pm
Fellowship Health Resources is one of our newest mental health centers using CommonGround in Pennsylvania. They created this short video about their their experience thus far. Enjoy!
by patricia.deegan on Friday, August 12, 2011 - 8:30am
We are proud to welcome our new employee, Allison Davies.  Allison is joining us as Senior Trainer and will work with Melody Riefer on training and supporting our ever-growing community of...
by patricia.deegan on Monday, July 25, 2011 - 8:55am
Recent national studies have shown that the rate at which 2 or more antipsychotic medications or 2 or more antidepressant medications are concurrently prescribed is increasing dramatically over the...
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.  I have many files full of information that I want to share via this blog with those of...
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.  In my talk I explored the role of peer staff as disruptive innovators.  Here are some...
by patricia.deegan on Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 1:13pm
We would like to welcome Fellowship Health Resources, Inc. in Pennsylvania to our community of CommonGround users.  "Go-live" was on June 13, 2011.  Fellowship will be using CommonGround in...
by patricia.deegan on Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 6:14am
On June 11, 2011, I was honored to receive the Clifford Beers Award from Mental Health America. In 1900, Clifford Beers was institutionalized and subsequently dedicated his life to awakening...
by patricia.deegan on Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 4:16pm
I was recently reading the IMS Global Use of Medicines: Outlook Through 2015.  Worldwide sales of pharmaceuticals is projected to be a staggering 1.1 trillion dollars in 4 years.  ...
by patricia.deegan on Sunday, May 8, 2011 - 1:47pm
Sometimes people ask me why I created CommonGround. The reason I created it was to amplify people's voice in the 15-minute psychiatric medication consultation.  We need to have a voice in our...
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