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...
by patricia.deegan on Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 8:25am
     I had the opportunity to speak about CommonGround at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab on April 21, 2011. The topic was Design for Vulnerable Populations and...
by patricia.deegan on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 7:53am
We are proud to announce that SOAR Sacramento, a program of Telecare Corporation, has joined our CommonGround community. Under the able leadership of Dennis Dow and Shannon Taylor the program...
by patricia.deegan on Monday, March 21, 2011 - 12:37pm
The Journal of Addiction and Mental Health has published an article about CommonGround and other innovations in consumer/survivor self-management of psychiatric medications. I really like the title...
by patricia.deegan on Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 5:49pm
Like many people, I experienced periods of intense loneliness during my recovery after being diagnosed with schizophrenia. Over time, I learned that my loneliness was a call for me to be more...
by patricia.deegan on Monday, February 21, 2011 - 4:22pm
I just finished filming recovery videos in New York City last week. We shot about 36 videos of people telling stories of recovery after a diagnosis of first episode psychosis.  I was very...
by patricia.deegan on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 5:55pm
Today I am in New York City working with folks from Meerkat Media and the NIMH RAISE study. We are shooting short videos about recovery after a first episode of psychosis. The videos will be used to...
by patricia.deegan on Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 4:53pm
John Nishinaga, Charlie DeTar and I met this Saturday at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge MA to work on some new features of CommonGround. It's a great space to get creative in.  It has lots of...
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