by patricia.deegan on Monday, October 25, 2010 - 5:29am
Some people argue that shared decision making is not consistent with the principles of choice and self-determination which are the foundation stones of the consumer/survivor/ex-patient movement. I...
by patricia.deegan on Monday, October 18, 2010 - 7:24pm
Every now and then I have the privilege of experiencing how my work is helping people.  Today was one of those days and I have a BIG smile on my face.  I feel renewed in my work! Today I...
by patricia.deegan on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 3:36pm
The Alternatives Conference is the world premier conference held by and for consumers/survivors/ex-patients. This year the conference is being held in Orange County, California with the theme being "...
by patricia.deegan on Friday, September 24, 2010 - 1:45pm
Hey world! We are delighted to bring you the new website for Pat Deegan PhD & Associates, LLC. You'll find us at http://www.patdeegan.com/. There is a lot of new information on the site,...
by patricia.deegan on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 7:00pm
On June 1, 2010 a new CommonGround peer run decision support center opened its doors at the Central Oklahoma Mental Health Center (COMHC) in Norman, OK. Here you see Craig, a peer staff person,...
by patricia.deegan on Monday, August 9, 2010 - 2:27pm
I had the pleasure of giving the keynote address at the 22nd Annual "No Surrender" Conference in June of 2010. No Surrender is a conference run by and for consumer-survivors in Massachusetts....
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...
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