by patricia.deegan on Monday, July 24, 2006 - 2:19pm
Reflections on the Fundamental Tensions at the Heart of Peer-Run Programs… In contemporary times, we are seeing a rise in the numbers and types of peer-run programs across the United States. This is...
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). I describe the clash of perception between my psychiatrist and...
by patricia.deegan on Sunday, January 23, 2005 - 6:23pm
I have had the privilege of interviewing many people about their journey of recovery. One of the most consistent themes that has emerged in these recovery narratives is the importance of...
by patricia.deegan on Monday, December 13, 2004 - 8:20pm
I was visiting with a group of peer practitioners who were working as advocates and mentors with people in a state psychiatric hospital. They were the first group of former consumer/survivors to work...
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. However the whole area of psychopharmacology and...
by patricia.deegan on Thursday, November 4, 2004 - 9:06am
I recently wrote a paper on the topic of spirituality and mental health recovery for a conference in Kansas. Here is an excerpt from that paper (note: this material is copyrighted 2004 & Pat...
by patricia.deegan on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 8:54pm
Today we talk about recovery as if it is a new idea. However, the idea that people recover is not at all new. In 1881, the Superintendents at Worcester State Hospital in Massachusetts conducted a...
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