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...
by patricia.deegan on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 12:45pm
Last week I was interviewed by a reporter from The New Yorker magazine.  The reporter is working on a story about insight and  psychosis that will appear sometime this spring.  When I...
by patricia.deegan on Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 9:43am
This week I met with people at the Johnson County Kansas Mental Health Center.  Over the past few months they have been preparing to use CommonGround under the capable leadership of CSS Director...
by patricia.deegan on Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 6:22pm
On January 28, 2011, an advisory panel to the F.D.A. recommended that electroshock machines be tested and reclassified as high risk, class III devices. The panel concluded that electroconvulsive...
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. Years ago EMRs were mainly...
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 felt particularly courageous...
by patricia.deegan on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 9:02am
It may be early in the new year, but Melody Riefer, our director of training here at PDA, is already returning from Yorks-Adams County in Pennsylvania. She spent the day meeting with the leadership...
by patricia.deegan on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 8:35am
Dawn Altemus is a peer champion of CommonGround at the Crossroads Peer Center in Chester County PA.  At Crossroads, peers regularly use the CommonGround web application to prepare for...
by patricia.deegan on Monday, December 27, 2010 - 2:27am
This week we are releasing the concluding installment of my film, The Politics of Memory. This ~9 minute segment is titled "Organized Resistance".  It chronicles a few snapshots of the consumer/...
by patricia.deegan on Saturday, December 18, 2010 - 3:11pm
This week we are releasing the fourth installment of my film, The Politics of Memory.  We call this short segment, "Untold Stories".  Here you will learn a bit about the untold history of...
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